From the recording Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know
Second Line in A
Like we said about swinging 8th notes, it's mostly a feel here. One thing that can help a drummer is to notice the bass drum has kind of a Bo Diddley rhythm going. That is what the bass guitar is accenting as well. There is a lot of action going on here with the snare, up beats and dowbeats. It's a great rhythm to play a shaker or cowbell like we did here for flavor. A good place to start getting used to this kind of feel would be to listen to The Neville Brothers and other Louisiana sounds like Professor Long Hair or Dr. John, maybe take a trip New Orleans.