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- Drummers Keita Akutsu, Don Allen, Mike Clark, Joe Correro, Donald Dean, Frank De Vito, Chico Fernandez, Stephen Foster, Denise Fraser, Don Hooker, Clarence Johnston, Douglas Klug, Dean Koba, Ed La Fata, Denis LaPron, Jack LeCompte, Frank Marsico, Maria Martinez, Joel Minamide, Billy Paul, Ralph Penland, Michael Rosen, Evan Stone, Paul Tavenner, Johnny Vana, Bobby White, and the late Tim Hafer and Scott Ickes.
Toxic Web → 21st November 2009 Archives → Ramblings of a Toxic mind…
November 19: bandleader Tommy Dorsey (1905), gospel singer J.D. Sumner (1914), Funk Brothers pianist Joe Hunter (1927), singer Ray Collins of The Mothers of Invention (1937), Hank Medress of The Tokens (1938), Pete Moore of The Miracles (1939), Blood, Sweat & Tears piano and sax man Fred Lipsius (1943), Paul Revere & The Raiders drummer Joe Correro, Jr. (1946), drummer Matt Sorum of Guns N' Roses (1960), Travis McNabb of Better Than Ezra (1969), Justin Chancellor, bass player for Peach and Tool (1971), Tamika Scott of Xscape (1975)
Joe Correro is an amazing drummer who enhances the rhythm section, nudges the vocals along, and unerringly hits on the elusive groove.
You can see the guy as a youth on youtube but they don't get his name right, I'm sure of it. I'll confirm when I'm dead certain. I mean, I know it's him because I've listened to him so much. And, yes, he is a drummer who greatly influenced me in my studio work.
Paul Revere and the Raiders
Drake, Fang and Smitty were replaced by Freddy Weller, Charlie Coe and Joe Correro Jr., respectively (Keith Allison would later replace Coe as bassist for an extended run).
Joe Correro became a jazz drummer in LA.
Drummer: Joe Correro.
Drummer: Joe Correro. Percussionist: Paulinho Da Costa, Warner Bros.1978. This release features singer Al Jarreau at his most relaxed and at home, enraptured in the embrace of a rhythm section headed by the unheeded master drummer Joe Correro. Note that Al Jarreau, who has enjoyed long tenures with the best of the best drummers, from Acuna to Gadd, has been quoted as saying that Correro is one of his faves. Correro staggers me now as he did when I purchased this as a new, vinyl release. Joe Correro, whose previous credentials, for example with Paul Revere & the Raiders ("kicks...seem harder to find"), seem unlikely precedents, sticks to Al Jarreau like flypaper throughout this album, right to the fade of the jam version of the closing track "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay", catching nuances of vocal inflections and twists of tongue, punctuating vocal phrasing without resorting to vaudeville. The first time I heard Correro on All Fly Home, I was convinced it was Steve Gadd, who was the drumming idol of the era; but there was something else happening, a delightfully looser approach, similarly anchored by a smacking, tamped down kick and a dry, not too slack snare, but distinct owing to tautly-tensioned, almost jazzy toms. Even the dramatic floor tom fill on "Brite 'N' Sunny Babe" is a stunning example of psycho-acoustics in that you hear the drum fat and round on 4, then realize that Correro's got the thing (I'm guessing a 16×16 with white coated heads; the guy hasn't returned my emails) tensioned up high nearing be-bop range. Nor will you resort to your default Afro-Cuban 6/8 after you've heard how Correro rides nimbly on "Fly". Then we get to Correro's ability to tip a washy ride, open and close it in degrees. I mean, he's got jam on both feet (to trot out my favorite ancient Scottish phrase): he's ridiculously technical, obscenely musical, and he gets to play excellent material. Honestly, I hate to paint this album in boxcar letters but I figure I've earned the right, having done my time-three decades-in silence. If I get hit by a bus tonight, I want you to know about a superb album that's been lost in transit. Would somebody out there kindly explain why Joe Correro is not credited on the Al Jarreau youtube live performance of "Take Five" circa 1976?. I mean, it must be Joe Correro playing this groove. Joe Correro, call home.