Any day that I get a call from Roy Burns is always a great day. I’ve known Roy for many years first as a teacher, which turned into a mentor, which later turned into a friend.
On this occasion, he called to let me know that some footage of his drumming with The Benny Goodman Orchestra had surfaced on YouTube. This is a rare treat since this was from an age before everyone was recording concerts with smart phones.
The song is “Sing, Sing, Sing” recorded at the World’s Fair in 1958. Roy was in his early 20s at the time and his drumming is spectacular!