Buddy Harman – Music Row’s Hal Blaine

You heard him on Keener playing the drums on Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” and Roger Miller’s “King of the Road”. But Buddy Harman, who died August 21 at age 79 is being remembered as the Father of modern country drumming. That’s him on the skins on Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” Elvis Presley’s “Little Sister,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man,” and Ray Price’s “Crazy Arms.” He became the first well known percussionist in the country genre, was the Grand Ole Opry’s first staff drummer, and provided the back beat that made Country hot stuff during the rock era.

Aug 23rd, 2008 | Posted in Keener
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