Category: Gene Krupa

Thanks For The Boogie Ride

Thanks For The Boogie Ride Gene Krupa An excellent Soundie featuring Anita O’Day After a bit of struggling during 1938-40, the Gene Krupa Orchestra hit it big in 1941 when it began featuring singer Anita O’Day and...

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Jazz Legend

Jazz Legend Gene Krupa An hour of classic Gene Krupa clips Gene Krupa (1909-73) was the first superstar drummer and the one most responsible for the drums being featured as a solo instrument.Jazz Legend, a definitive documentary...

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Drum Battle

Drum Battle Gene Krupa vs. Buddy Rich 1966 television broadcast In this segment from a 1966 television broadcast of the “Sammy Davis Jr. Show” Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich engage in a battle of drums during a...

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Drum Boogie

Drum Boogie Gene Krupa and his Orchestra 1941 clip This clip featuring drummer Gene Krupa and his Orchestra featuring vocalist Barbara Stanwyck is an excerpt from the 1941 film “Ball of Fire”*”Drum...

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Wire Brush Stomp

Wire Brush Stomp Gene Krupa and his Orchestra Clip from the 1939 In this clip from the 1939 “Some Like It Hot,” starring Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, and Una Merkel; Gene Krupa and Orchestra perform the “Wire Brush...

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Bugle Call Rag

Bugle Call Rag Benny Goodman and his Orchestra 1936 Click here if you have a memory of this artist that you’d like to share This 1936 performance from the “Benny Goodman Orchestra” features Harry Goodman,...

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Drink Hearty

Drink Hearty Henry ‘Red’ Allen and his Orchestra 1946 Click here if you have a memory of this artist that you’d like to share This clip featuring, New Orleans trumpeter, Henry ‘Red’ Allen was filmed...

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