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Maurice White, Roger Hawkins, Levon Helm

by Harry Elliott
(Asbury Park, NJ)

Maurice White

Maurice White

I don't have a top ten, but my God how can you omit such notable drummers like Roger Hawkins from the Muscle Shoals studio, the recently departed Levon Helm from The Band?

And last, but not least, why not the great Maurice White from Ramsey Lewis Trio, Young Holt Unlimited, and that great R& B band Earth Wind & Fire that just happens to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Look, I get it that Punk and Metal is fast, but often times less is more. Glad to see you included Al Jackson (Jr.), Bennie Benjamin, Hal Blaine and especially Bernard Purdy. All too often these great session guys aren't given the credit they deserve.

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