(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-07-13)
This is something you don’t see in the market very often, a full-color coffee table book specially dedicated to the drumming community. Alfred Music Publishing is distributing Sticks’n’Skins: A Photography Book About The World Of Drumming, by Jules Follet and Lissa Wales. Covering the eclectic world of drumming of the past 70 years, this 560-page book features rare, never-before-seen photos and stories of legendary drummers including Louie Bellson (Benny Goodman), Steve Gadd (Barbra Streisand), Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan), Hal Blaine (Elvis Presley), Ginger Baker (Cream), Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Anton Fig (Late Night with David Letterman), Nigel Olsson (Elton John), Chad Smith (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), and many more.
Visually inspiring with its stunning photos, Sticks’n’Skins is a book that preserves the legacy of the drumming community while offering fans young and old a new perspective on some of the biggest names in music history. Jules Follett traveled 53 cities during 2 years meeting and photographing over 400 drummers, of all ages and styles. She learned about their histories and how they all share a feeling of humility and a sense of uplifting each other. The first part of this book is a tribute dedicated to Lissa Wales work which served as inspiration to Jules on creating this drummer encyclopedia. The second part is called “Welcome to a drummer’s world” and shows how drummers hang together, respect each other regardless of their age or music style and portrays their love for the art of drumming. The third part features the photographs. The book ends on a percussion dedicated section featuring 23 world famous percussionists.
Make sure to check this quick interview with Jules Follett here:http://www.drummercafe.com/music-industry/news/sticks-n-skins-a-photography-book-about-the-world-of-drumming.html
Sticks 'n' Skins: A Photography Book About the World of Drumming is now available for $75.00. You can buy your copy at http://www.alfred.com.