3 thoughts on “Art About Music: Marion Post Wolcott’s “Drummer in orchestra in Memphis juke joint” (1939)

  1. Has anyone ever properly celebrated or written a history of the development of the modern drum-set? It’s an amazing instrument, though of course little used in orchestra music. Looking at the picture I marvel and the individuality of this set. Looks like the rack toms may be hand-made.

    1. Hi Frank – Drum sets from that era incorporated Chinese tom toms which is what is pictured. Also, you might want to look at:

      Brown, Anthony. 1990. “Modern Jazz Drum set Artistry.” In The Black Perspective In Music, 18 (1/2): 39-58.

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