The drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.

This week, thanks to a suggestion by Jim Waters, you’re going to hear plenty of drums because I’m focusing on – but not exclusively – songs with the powerful drum sound. One thing I am not playing are songs with long, drawn out drum solos. The way I look at it is you probably listen to hear songs that bring back special memories for you, and listening to a 5-minute drum solo isn’t the recipe for that.

This is a site that prides itself on being the keeper of your memories, and that often means playing the softer stuff so you’ll also hear plenty of that today and throughout the week.

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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Let There Be Drums

Beach Boys – Surfaris
Traveling Wilburys – ELO
Led Zeppelin – Beatles
Platters – Vince Gill
Elvis Presley – Johnny Mathis
Brewer & Shipley – Lettermen