Keep A Knockin’

Keep A Knockin’

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This book is loaded with untold stories about drummer Charles Connor and his road into Rock 'n' Roll history. Playing with legends like Roy a€œProfessor Longhaira€ Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, Jack Dupree then Shirley and Lee was just his launch pad before touring everywhere with Little Richard and his band The Upsetters; with whom he created his signature drum intro in a€œKeep A Knockin.a€ He would go on even further to work with other music icons such as Lloyd Price, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, the Original Coasters, a€œBiga€ Joe Turner, a€œChampiona€ Jack Dupree, Larry Williams, Don Covay, a€œPapaa€ George Lightfoot, Larry Birdsong, and more. Foreword by Chad Smith, Drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers a€œCharles is the real thing. Hea€™s lived the life. He was such a badass that by the time he was 15 he had a regular gig with the legendary Professor Longhair. He was smooth enough to get a smooch from none other than Jayne Mansfield on the set of The Girl Cana€™t Help It. He played with Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and James Brown! And of course he recorded the burning hot two minute and change masterpiece a€œKeep A Knockina€ with Richard, including its fiery train-inspired intro that the great John Bonham copped to jump start Led Zeppelina€™s a€œRock and Roll.a€ This book has already been endorsed by Chad Smith - Drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marky Ramone - Drummer of The Ramones, Jonny Whiteside - Writer, LA Weekly, Kat Corbett - KROQ-FM 106.7 Radio DJ, Brian Beirne -- qMr. Rock 'N' Rollq KRTH 101 Los Angeles Radio Legend, Bill Gardner - Host of KPFK's qRhapsody in Black, q Bill G. Ray - Writer for Drum Magazine, and Slim Jim Phantom - Drummer of The Stray Catsa€bto list a few!In between shows, we had to take off all our makeup and dress in long overcoats and a cap, just to get to the restaurant. It was right across the street! ... So we would play our show and I would get into my disguise. Clean all my makeup off, putanbsp;...

Title:Keep A Knockin’
Author:Charles Connor
Publisher:Waldorf Publishing - 2015-07-28


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