Charles Connor, Ziv Biton – Keep a Knockin’: The Story of a Legendary Drummer


This audiobook is loaded with untold stories about drummer Charles Connor and his road to rock ‘n’ roll history. Playing with legends like Roy “Professor Longhair” Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, and 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, Larry Williams, Don Covay, “Papa” George Lightfoot, Larry Birdsong, and more.
Author: Charles Connor, Ziv Biton
Narrator: Royal Jaye
Duration: 6 hours 3 minutes
Released: 15 Oct 2009
Publisher: Waldorf Publishing
Language: English

User Review:

cracker cocky

Great story. Superb narration. Felt like a roadie along for the historical musical journey. Interesting perspective from a drummer’s view. Liked how historical events were chronicled along the ride. The introduction to famous musicians and workings of band road trips was exciting