|By thedrumdoctor (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 06:26 pm:|
I've been trying to research information about a fantastic Drummer, Ed Green (also seen spelt as Greene) who seemed to play on TONS of stuff in the 70's. He's on the Marvin Gaye live album from '74 with Jamerson, but he's played with just about every artist I can think of from the 70's! I can't find anything on the Internet other than his credits on albums. The guy had a MONSTER groove. I believe he was with the Barry White Love Unlimited Orchestra as well. He must be an unsung hero in the drumming world.
I would love to hear from anyone who knows anything.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 06:45 pm:|
Ask Bob Babbitt as he works with him all the time in Nashville where he now resides.
|By Fred (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 07:58 pm:|
Ed is alive and well and working in Nashville.
|By thedrumdoctor (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 01:38 pm:|
I will head over to Bob's site and see if I can find out something about this great player who I don't think has ever featured in the one and only British drum magazine we have.
Respect is due for this musician.
|By Steve Litos (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 02:19 pm:|
Drum Doctor- I was just reading Zoro's (Lenny Kravitz first drummer) book of soul/R&B drumming.
Ed Greene is featured in the book and had a full article in Modern Drummer Magazine in 1980!
|By Caleb (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 03:24 pm:|
Hot drummer!!Definitely check with Babbitt.
|By dvdmike (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 06:21 pm:|
Ed, the drummer spells his name Greene, not Green.
There was a violinist here in Chicago named Ed Green, his trademark was his green violin which was ever present at the sessions. This particular Ed Green wrote "Kufanya Mapenzi (Making Love") for Ramsey Lewis. He moved to L.A. in the late eighties or early nineties. Then there was Eddie Green, the Philly keyboard player.
|By Marv (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 08:22 pm:|
The Ed Greene you speak of was once married to Former Supreme Susaye Greene as I recall.
|By 1Wicked (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 01:16 am:|
Is Zorro still around ? His claim to fame was drummer and "straw that stirred the drink" for New Edition when the 1st began to tour.
|By Steve Litos (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 04:54 pm:|
He has a instructional/historical book on soul/R&B/Funk drumming as well as several instructional videos.