Saturday, October 6, 2012

Vintage Drums

This blog started like with a focus on snare drums, many of which were vintage. I have always had a strong affinity for vintage instruments. This is evidenced by some of my earlier posts, such as my 13 January 2010 piece titled Vintage Drum Resources, and two follow-on posts titled Researching Vintage Drums - a resource and the companion, Evaluating, Cleaning and Restoring Vintage Drums.

Since it's quickly nearing three years since I posted those pieces, I thought I would rekindle interest in vintage drums and [briefly] return to this blog's roots with a set of videos hosted my Jim Messina of Vintage Drums Talk and his interviews with Mike Curotto, a highly respected collector and educator. Both Jim and Mike are significant figures in the vintage drum collection world, making this series of videos all the more valuable. Mr. Curotto's book, Vintage Snare Drums - The Curotto Collection: Volume 1: Rare American-Made 1900s to 1940s, is a highly regarded reference.

Here are the interviews in two parts (embedding has been disabled for these videos): Part One and the second half of the series, Part Two.

1 comment:

Shouun Drums said...

Really Enjoyed this article Mike, look forward to reading more

Happy Snare Drum