The Philip Paul Power Trio !!!
Philip Paul at the 60th anniversary
celebration of the original recording of "The Train Kept A-Rollin" with
the Tiny Bradshaw Band (July 25, 2011).
Philip Paul was the "go to"
studio drummer at King Recording Studio from 1951 to 1964, right after moving to Cincinnati from Harlem. During
that time, he created the Afro-Caribbean beat for "The
Twist" and was on the original recording by Hank Ballard & The
Midnighters, along with most of Hank's other hits like "Let's Go, Let's
Go, Let's Go". He was Freddy King's drummer on nearly all of his hits, including "Hideaway" and "Tore
Down". He was also on the original recordings of Little Willie John's "Fever" and Charles Brown's "Please
Come Home for Christmas", among many others.
“If someone were to try to isolate
the single heartbeat of the early days of rock and roll, as it transitions from ‘race music’ to ‘rhythm &
blues’ to whatever you want to call what early rock and roll is, that heartbeat is
Philip,” - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum president Terry
The Philip Paul Power Trio features Noah Wotherspoon on guitar and Wade Baker on bass. Noah's personal band
recently made the finals in the 2012 International Blues
Challenge in Memphis, TN, USA and was the overwhelming crowd favorite in the finals.
Wade Baker toured with the Jon Justice Band for several years, but is primarily known as a jazz
trumpeter. Both of them are young, high energy artists.
The Philip Paul Power Trio is
available to perform at concerts and festivals worldwide. For booking information,
please email us or
call in the USA at 513-505-3541.
Click here to see
Philip Paul's fan page on Facebook !!!
here to see some great photos and videos of Philip performing in in-school presentations
for the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation !!!
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