There have been many books and documentaries about the birth and evolution of the electric guitar. But what about drums? Have you ever wondered how we got to the idea of a guy (or woman) at the back of a band playing using all four limbs to crank out a rhythm? Who came up with the idea of playing a bass drum with a foot pedal? What’s the origin of the snare drum? Who was the first to perform with double bass drums?
All these questions are explored in a double DVD set called 100 Years of American Music from Behind the Drums, created by Daniel Glass, a drummer who has worked in a variety of styles and forms. He looks at contemporary drumming and drummers from 1865 all the way up to the birth of modern rock drumming in the years after the Beatles. The DVD is also loaded with images of vintage kits. You can find 100 Years of American Music from Behind the Drums by Daniel Glass on Amazon.