The Importance of Being Howard

Producer and Bokeys bassist, Scott Bomar emailed me yesterday with a photo of Howard Grimes‘ vintage 70’s Ludwig Vistalite drum set and I was floored.  I mean, how cool is Howard Grimes?  Sorry y’all, I just gotta give it up.

I haven't yet received confirmation from Howard that these are the actual drums he played on those great records, but I know the snare drum in this photo (70's Acrolite) is, as Howard put it, "The Love & Happiness Snare". Wow.

Just for fun, let’s all listen and never forget the importance of this drummer…what a feel!

As I already mentioned in an earlier post, Howard is one of the sweetest, most humble cats I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and I appreciate his continued love and encouragement.   Like his drums, he is true blue.

The Hi Rhythm Section: Willie Mitchell (seated) R.I.P. and (from left) Leroy Hodges, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Archie Turner Mitchell, Rev. Charles Hodges and Howard Grimes. Photo courtesy of Gerald Cyrus and W.E. A.L.L. B.E. (blog)

Keep on, keepin’ on, Howard!

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