Gene Krupa - Officially Licensed Merchandise

Eugene Bertram Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer. Known for his highly energetic, flamboyant style and for his showmanship, Krupa was important for his musical contribution to jazz music and his influence extends to this day. Discography includes; 1938–41 Drummin' Man (Charly) with Roy Eldridge, Anita O'Day, Benny Carter, Charlie Ventura, 1939 Live: Americas Favorite Drummer, 1940–41 Drum Boogie (Columbia), 1941–1949 Uptown (Columbia), 1945 Town Hall Jazz Concert, Gene Krupa-Charlie Ventura Trio (3 selections) (Commodore, reissue Atlantic, 1973), 1949 Lionel Hampton/Gene Krupa (Forlane) with Don Fagerquist, Frank Rehak, Frank Rosolino, Roy Eldridge, 1952 The Drum Battle (Verve) with Buddy Rich, 1953 The Exciting Gene Krupa (Enoch's Music) with Charlie Shavers, Bill Harris, Willie Smith, Ben Webster, Teddy Wilson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Israel Crosby, 1953 Timme Rosenkrantz' 1945 Concert, Vol. 3, 1954 Gene Krupa, Vol. 1, 1954 Gene Krupa, Vol. 2, 1954 Sing, Sing, Sing, 1954 The Driving Gene Krupa, 1955 The Gene Krupa Quartet, 1955 The Jazz Rhythms of Gene Krupa, 1955 G. Krupa–L. Hampton–T. Wilson, 1956 Krupa and Rich (Verve) with Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, 1956 Gene Krupa Big Band: Drummer Man featuring Anita O'Day & Roy Eldridge (Verve), 1957 Krupa Rocks, 1959 Big Noise from Winnetka (Verve), 1959 Hey...Here's Gene Krupa, 1959 Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (Verve), 1959 The Gene Krupa Story, 1961 Percussion King, 1962 Burnin' Beat (Verve) with Buddy Rich, 1963 The Mighty Two (Roulette) with Louis Bellson, 1963 Classics in Percussion, 1964 Featuring Charlie Ventura, 1964 The Great New Gene Krupa Quartet Featuring Charlie Ventura (Verve) also Nabil Totah and John Bunch, 1973 Live at the New School (Chiaroscuro, 1973 [2002]).