Fact: Zigaboo used two hands on the hat when recording “Cissy Strut.”1
Among drummers, that factoid is becoming as ubiquitous as “White Christmas was written by a Jew!”
Still, when I first got the memo,2 everything got a little lighter.
It never crossed my mind Zig could be using two hands on the hat. Plus, he was breaking one of Gabriel Roth’s (Daptone Records) rules: Never use two hands on the hat unless you are actually in Ghana and it’s still 1970.
That said, it’s still fun to play with one hand.