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Viola Smith Drums with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes (1939)

Viola Smith Drums with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes (1939). The number: Snake Charmer.

Smith was born in 1912, and just after celebrating her 100th birthday, she sat down with Tom Tom Magazine for a video interview about her amazing life in music and her experiences as one of America’s first professional female drummers. Legend-filled and inspiring: Viola Smith: America’s Original Hep Girl on Tom Tom TV.

In the archives: The Oral History of Female Drummers, how drums are madeMax Roach on hi-hat, and a growing amount of hoppin’ swing music videos.

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