This slow, not so typical shuffle groove for “Black Velvet” just kills me every time I hear it. I thought it was worth transcribing and posting this as many drummers out in the world want to know how to play it and/or read it. You’ll notice that although it’s a *relatively* simple triplet/ /shuffle / rock beat, Anderson’s accents on the hats (3rd beat of 1st triplet and 2nd beat of 2nd triplet, the whole song seriously swings. He just nails it on the track, laying WAAAAY back on the back side of the down, up and back beats of this sweet shuffle.
Here’s the drum transcription for Black Velvet:
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Jørn Andersen’s recording / laying it down on Black Velvet:
It’s really nice to know that talent like Jørn Andersen exists out in the universe.
Rock on, brother…
Note, before I published this article, I researched quite a bit and found that there were 2 different drummers on the album. Jørn Andersen and Randy Cooke. Most of my research showed that on this particular song, Randy Cooke was the drummer. I was wrong. Luckily, thanks to a Youtube user named moondowg1-Farley & The Stooges (a former family member to Jørn) let me know that Jørn was indeed the one that laid down this groove. So after more research I corrected the post. Thanks MoonDowg!
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