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Earl Palmer

dr, perc, 1924-2008 US, New Orleans
Musician of Pop and Jazz
A.k.a. Earl Cyril Palmer.

American blues, rhythm & blues, jazz and rock drummer. Born : October 25, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Died : September 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Earl worked with : Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Eddie Cochran, Richie Valens, Gene McDaniels, Neil Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Bostic, Count Basie and many others.. Veteran top session musician since the early 50's Member of the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" since 2000 (Sidemen).

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Rock
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Binga Banga Bongo/Percolator on Ultra-Lounge/Cocktail Capers by Various Artists
One Mint Julep on Ultra-Lounge: Saxophobia by Various Artists
Parker's Mood on Milestones of Jazz Legends - Male Jazz Singers, Vol. 2 by Al Hibbler & King Pleasure
Tomorrow Is Another Day on Milestones of Jazz Legends - Male Jazz Singers, Vol. 2 by Al Hibbler & King Pleasure
Honky Tonk on The Ultimate Burlesque Album by Various Artists
New Orleans Medley on Raunchy by Earl Palmer
Don't Worry 'Bout Me on Milestones of Jazz Legends - Male Jazz Singers, Vol. 2 by Al Hibbler & King Pleasure
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On on Southern Bred, Vol. 18 - Louisiana and New Orleans R&B Rockers - Jumpin' from Six to Six by Various Artists
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On on Raunchy by Earl Palmer
New York State Of Mind on Next Page by Michael Cavanaugh & Page Cavanaugh

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
DrumsvilleEarl Palmer2013Single
Backbeat The World's Greatest Rock 'N' Roll DrummerEarl Palmer1999Compil.
Soft TouchBuddy Collette Quintet Featuring Gerald Wilson, Al Viola, Wilfred Middlebrooks, Earl Palmer1996Compil.
Percolator Twist And Other Twist HitsEarl Palmer1962Album
Summer / I'm Under Your SpellEarl Palmer1962Single
Percolator / Midnight In MoscowEarl Palmer1962Single
Drumsville!Earl Palmer1961Album
New Orleans MedleyEarl Palmer1961Single
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