Paul Shaffer

Ringo swung those records and
made them all feel great.
That’s a talent you can’t buy.
Something about rock ‘n’ roll records, especially the early ones, they were right in between the shuffle feel and the straight 8th feel.
He was uncanny;
he could place it right in that slot.
Or if he was playing it one way he would overdub a shaker or maracas that would make it go the other way.
The Beatles were wise beyond their years.
It goes beyond a great fill or chops or anything like that.
But he was not without chops.
You have to have chops to be able to do all that
and to me that’s the function of drums,
to make you want to dance!

Paul Shaffer
Band Leader, Songwriter, Canadian
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