Joey Baron – Along Came Betty (Drum Transcription)

Here’s the drum sheet music for “Along Came Betty” by Mark Murphy, from the album Beauty And The Beast (1987) with Joey Baron on drums.

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joey baron along came betty drum transcription

The tune is a famous standard composed by Benny Golson, in this version Joey Baron plays the head with the brushes, and at the beginning of the solo section, he changes to the sticks. I think Joey plays the bass drum on the quarter notes very lightly – it’s not audible but he feathers the bass drum from the beginning of the tune.

The interesting part is the interlude when he plays a solo over the melody using a lot of press rolls, eight notes, and a remarkable Elvin Jones phrase (the single stroke roll around the snare, tom, and floor tom played at the end of the interlude).


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