Viola Smith America’s Original Hep Girl – Female Drummer

Viola Smith is known as one of America’s very first professional Female drummers, she was often referred to as “The Female Gene Krupa.” Born in 1912, these clips are from her 100th birthday.

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Viola Smith is known as one of America’s very first professional Female drummers, she was often referred to as “The Female Gene Krupa.” Born in 1912, these clips are from her 100th birthday.

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3 thoughts on “Viola Smith America’s Original Hep Girl – Female Drummer”

  1. What a great resource. I have been in bands for a long time, and the drummers always complained that it was difficult to rehearse on their own.

    I really enjoyed the history lessons. I found those extremely interesting and inspirational.

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