Friday, November 14, 2008

Mitch Mitchell - the drummer's drummer

I do hope Mitch Mitchell is having a lovely time wherever he may be. Poor old thing died this week - of natural causes which is quite an achievement in this day and age. Here is one of my favourite Hendrix performances showing Mitch in fine form - he was the master of time change. What a bloody great drummer he was.



Night night Mitch. See you around.

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Anonymous Wavy "I remember them well" Gravy said...

Yeah, wondered if you'd comment on this. Whole-heartedly agree with you and he used the left hand "orthodox" grip of the very best drummers. (Stewart Copeland uses that grip too). When I was 15 my mates band used to play Little Wing. I had to play the drum part coz their drummer couldn't get it right.

6:14 pm  
Blogger behindblueeyes said...

That Jimmy Hendrix was a good looking sucker wasn't he? I love those space boots too!

7:05 pm  
Blogger Cooper Green said...

Good god, I thought you said Mitch Miller. Had no idea he drummed. Especially with Hendrix.

9:35 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

All of the Hendrix Experience now no longer with us :( As Jimmy Saville would've said, there must be some good music oop in heaven, as it so happens.

8:59 pm  
Blogger tony said...

yea, he was underrated.as were the band.Gone To The Great-Hairdresser-In-The-Sky...........

9:38 pm  
Blogger Pearl said...

They're all gone now, aren't they?

He could really play and obviously had been taught how to play (witnes the grip) as opposed to picking it up in the streets.
:-)

A versatile drummer whose gone on to the Jam in the Sky...

Pearl

11:46 pm  
Blogger Momentary Madness said...

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10:58 am  
Blogger Momentary Madness said...

Yes indeed, another one bites the dust.
Although Don Alias was my favourite drummer, Mitch was definitely the kit NO.1 man

10:59 am  
Blogger dh said...

Yikes another one. They're dropping like flies. I'll have a listen to the podcast when I get sorted.

3:27 pm  
Blogger Robert Swipe said...

Wotcher kidder,

I tried that link of yours to your new podster caster, but to no avail - is it working now?

Incidentally, I have posted one up meself with a cookery theme - hope you don't mind me sharing your Huge Firmly-Whitlessstein recipe for stuffed cabbage...?

;

Yes, Twickers sometime soon would be triffic - let me know how you're fixed...

xxx
Bobsters

12:05 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

Wavy Davy Gravy - yes - Stewart Copeland - another brilliant drummer along with Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaota, Buddy Rich, Dave Grohl...there are more I am sure - well done you for playing that bit!

Miss BBE - Yes - I sometimes wisg I had been born a decade earlier

Cooperman - wow - I thought you wrote Max Miller! Perhaps he is strutting around in the great sky with the best of them including Mitch doing the drum bit.

Betty - as it happens Bettster -I am sure for once (only) Jimmy Savlon is right!

Tony - yep - I had no idea he was so young when he was in the band - he was only 61 when he died.

Pearl - yep - he was one of the last great ones left - a shame as I don't think he was appreciated as much as he should have been.

Momo - I have to go and check out Don Alias now

Dickley - Glad you go back ok - keep up!

Bobster of Swiper - doh - my fault - link fixed now!! Of course I don't mind - my Huge Felchly Whippingstall's stuffed cabbage was delicious by the way. Am still one of the burgeoning droves of creative unemployed so I am free quite a lot at mo!! xx

7:38 am  
Blogger realdoc said...

With their lifestyles being so healthy and all it is surprising that all these 60s rock stars die so relatively young.*

*split infinitive alert

7:38 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

Realdoc - grammar not being my strongest point at school due to terrifying English teacher - Miss Scrivener (I know - amazing isn't it?!) I will take your word for it.

12:32 pm  
Blogger savannah said...

i'd listen to some music if the system was set up...and the desktop was hooked up to the jbl speakers...*i'm lame, i know* xoxox

11:02 pm  
Blogger nearlyworks said...

Ban the mosh pit! Bring back seated gigs with stern looking police and the art of seated dancing. It rock!

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