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  • Short Summary

    Crazy drumming technique on display - some seen in slow motion.

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    "You've all seen the jazz drummer...that energetic person who does everything at top speed." C/U of a crazy drummer going mad. L/S of the London Senora Band with the drummer at the centre. The other musicians look pretty normal in comparison.

    They play their instruments and the drummer does all kinds of crazy posturing. "But towards the end of the evening...we sometimes wish he would play like this..." Slow motion footage of the drummer going mad!

    Really great drumming - shame there is no sound.

    Issue number unknown - probably a Pathe Pictorial item.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:05:00 / 01:49:17:00
    EP 282

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  1. ANTOINE says

    The London Sonora [sic] Band was directed by saxophonist Bobby Hind (1888-1950). The hyperactive drummer is probably Jack Humphrey, whose antics made him the toast of Berlin when the band appeared there for a few months in 1924-25. This clip may have been filmed earlier than 1926, as the London Sonora Band apparently broke up in 1925. (Ref:

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