Top Drum Albums, Top Drums CD's, Great Drumming CD's by DRUM! Magazine

Best Drumming Albums as Listed in DRUM! Magazine! Top 50! (Great Magazine with a Superb Idea!)





Artist: Peter Gabriel
Album: So
Drummers: Manu Katche, Jerry Marotta, Stewart Copeland

Artist: Miles Davis
Album: Milestones
Drummer: Philly Joe Jones

Artist: John Coltrane
Album: Love Supreme
Drummer: Elvin Jones

Artist: Nirvana
Album: Nevermind
Drummer: Dave Grohl

Artist: Police
Album: Zenyatta Mondatta
Drummer: Stewart Copeland

Artist: Aretha Franklin
Album: Live at The Fillmore East
Drummer: Bernard Purdie

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Album: Physical Graffiti
Drummer: John Bonham

Artist: Steely Dan
Album: Katy Lied
Drummers: Jeff Porcaro, Hal Blaine

Artist: Steely Dan
Album: Aja
Drummers: Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Rick Marotta, Ed Greene, Jim Keltner, Paul Humphrey

Artist: Tower of Power
Album: In the Slot
Drummer: David Garibaldi

Artist: John Mellancamp
Album: Lonesome Jubilee
Drummer: Kenny Aronoff

Artist: The Beatles
Album: Abbey Road
Drummer: Ringo Starr

Artist: Zakir Hussain
Album: Magical Moments of Rhythm
Drummer: Zakir Hussain

Artist: Santamaria Mongo
Album: Afro Roots
Drummers: All-star Percussion Section, including Willie Bobo, Francisco Aguabella, Carlos Vidal, and Armando Perazza

Artist: King Crimson
Album: In the Court of the Crimson King
Drummer: Michael Giles

Artist: Little Village
Album: Little Village
Drummer: Jim Keltner

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Album: Are You Experienced
Drummer: Mitch Mitchell

Artist: Jeff Beck
Album: Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
Drummer: Terry Bozzio

Artist: Bata Ketu
Album: A Musical Interplay of Cuba and Brazil Music
Drummers: Michael Spiro and Mark Lamson

Artists: Elvin Jones, Charlie Persip, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones
Album: Gretsch Drum Night at Birdland
Drummers: Elvin Jones, Charlie Persip, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones

Artist: The New Tony Williams Lifetime
Album: Believe It
Drummer: Tony Williams

Artist: Joni Mitchell
Album: Court & Spark
Drummer: John Guerin

Artist: Mahavishnu Orchestra
Album: Birds of Fire
Drummer: Billy Cobham

Artist: Babatunde Olatunju
Album: Drums of Passion
Drummer: Babatunde Olatunju

Artist: Joe Jones Trio
Drummer: Joe Jones

Artist: Blood, Sweat & Tears
Album: Spinning Wheel
Drummer: Bobby Colomby

Artist: Miles Davis Quartet
Album: Four & More
Drummer: Tony Williams

Artist: King Crimson
Album: Lark's Tongues in Aspic
Drummer: Bill Bruford

Artist: Deep Purple
Album: Burn
Drummer: Ian Paice

Artist: Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Album: Basin Street
Drummer: Max Roach

Artist: Sly & The Family Stone
Album: Fresh
Drummer: Andy Newmark

Artist: Chic Corea & Return To Forever
Album: Light as a Feather
Drummer: Airto Moreira

Artist: Booker T. & The MG's
Album: Green Onions
Drummer: Al Jackson, Jr.

Artist: The Beach Boys
Album: Pet Sounds
Drummer: Jim Gordon, Nick Martinis, Dennis Wilson

Artist: The Who
Album: Whos Next
Drummer: Keith Moon

Artist: Cream
Album: Wheels of Fire
Drummer: Ginger Baker

Artist: Buddy Rich & Max Roach
Album: Rich versus Roach
Drummer: Buddy Rich, Max Roach

Artist: Herbie Hancock
Album: Thrust
Drummer: Mike Clark

Artist: The Meters
Album: Live on the Queen Mary
Drummer: Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste

Artist: Frank Zappa
Album: Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
Drummer: Terry Bozzio, Vinnie Colaiuta
Percussion: Ed Mann

Artist: Billy Cobham
Album: Spectrum
Drummer: Billy Cobham

Artist: Chick Corea
Album: The Chick Corea Elektric Band
Drummer: Dave Weckl

Artist: Keith Jarrett
Album: Standards
Drummer: Jack DeJohnette

Artist: Soundgarden
Album: Superunknown
Drummer: Matt Cameron

Artist: James Brown
Album: Star Time
Drummer: John "Jabo" Starks, Nat Kendrick

Artist: Mamady Keita & Sewa Kan
Album: Wassolon
Drummer: Mamday Keita

Artist: Shona Mbira
Album: Africa: Shona Mbira Music (now called Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music)
Drummers: Mhuri yekwaRwizi (“Family of [Chief] Rwizi”), one of the most famous groups in Zimbabwe

Artist: Glen Velez
Album: Ramana
Drummer: Glen Velez, Layne Redmond and Jan Hagiwara

Artist: Machito & His Afro-Cuban Salseros
Album: Mucho Macho
Drummers: Jose Mangual, Candido, "Patato" Valde, Luis Miranda, and Ubaldo Nieto (This Percussion List To be Verified)


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