Brian LeBarton interviews James Gadson

Photo by Yvonne Armstrong

A note from Brian:

Here is a special interview and music listening session I conducted with the legendary drummer James Gadson courtesy of Marfa Public Radio. We take a chronological trip down his amazing career and discuss the stories behind each track. James has drummed on “Dancing Machine” (Jackson 5), “Use Me” (Bill Withers),”I Want You” (Marvin Gaye), “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor), Smokey Robinson, Sinatra, Ray Charles, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, the list goes on. At last count he has played on over 300 Gold records. James was generous enough to let me into his home, the very room he used to rehearse with Bill Withers in, his anecdotes were inspiring and his attitude towards the future was bright as ever. Please enjoy.

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