Keep A Knockin’

The Story of a Legendary Drummer

Charles Conner

Waldorf Publishing (publisher)

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This book is loaded with untold stories about road into rock ‘n’ roll history, by drummer Charles Connor.

Playing with legends like Roy “Professor Longhair” Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, Jack Dupree (then Shirley and Lee), was just his launch pad before touring with Little Richard and his band The Upsetters–with whom he created his signature drum intro in “Keep-A-Knockin.”

He would go on to work with other music icons such as Lloyd Price, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, the Original Coasters, “Big” Joe Turner, “Champion” Jack Dupree, Larry Williams, Don Covay, “Papa” George Lightfoot, Larry Birdsong, and more.

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