Fact: Zigaboo used two hands on the hat when recording “Cissy Strut.”1

Among drummers, that factoid is becoming as ubiquitous as “White Christmas was written by a Jew!”

Still, when I first got the memo,2 everything got a little lighter.

It never crossed my mind Zig could be using two hands on the hat. Plus, he was breaking one of Gabriel Roth’s (Daptone Records) rules: Never use two hands on the hat unless you are actually in Ghana and it’s still 1970.

That said, it’s still fun to play with one hand.


  1. Zig playing Cissy Strut on YouTube ↩

  2. Groove Alchemy, Stanton Moore ↩

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