Carlo Little All Stars album Never
Angel Air Records SJPCD283
Produced by Carlo
Little with guest stars
Ronnie Wood, Long John Baldry,
Procol Harum's Matthew
plus many more
electrifying disc, and a fitting
tribute to one of the era's most
infuriatingly unsung heroes" - All
"All in all, this is a perfect tribute
to one of the Sixties’ true legends"
- Bury Times
"Whatever amount of talent is onboard,
it's Carlo Little's backbeat the
backbone of it all" - DMME.net
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Carlo Little was one of
Britain's most influential drummers.
His heavy drumming style was
unique during the UK 1960's music scene,
when pop music was in its infancy.
Carlo was watched by, and left
a lasting impression on, many of today's
rock stars and he influenced some of the
world's greatest rock drummers; Mitch
Mitchell and Keith Moon, to name but a
about the life and good times of a rock
and roll drummer during the most
exciting era in British pop music -
Carlo's own version of how he turned
down the Rolling Stones, taught Keith
Moon how to play the drums, and showed
Screaming Lord Sutch how to scream.
life was tragically cut short when died
of lung cancer in 2005, and this website
is a tribute to him as much it is a
celebration of his amazing talent and
O'Neil Little, 1938-2005.
What other drummers
have to say about Carlo:
professional drummer, aged 42, from Massachusetts,
USA. My prime influences, besides Americans like
Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa and all the big band swing
drummers, are all BRITISH. Having played and
studied the drums all my life (since infancy,
believe it or not) I have extensively researched
all of my favorite drummers from the UK; Keith
Moon, John Bonham, Charlie Watts, Ringo Starr,
Simon Phillips, Bill Bruford, Ian Paice,
etcetera; and have happily come to know
about and look into the life of Mr. Carlo Little.
In my opinion, this man had as much power and
influence over the British lads who were
interested in drumming as Gene Krupa had over his
American fans. I believe Carlo to be every bit as
important and as influential as those drummers I
have named. Listening to the recordings available
today only strengthen my belief. He was, and
always will be, as we say in the USA...AWESOME!
I also believe that if this man had "made it"
as big as many of his younger peers did, he
would also have been as revered and considered as
legendary as Moon, Bonham, Starr, and the rest. It
is admirable that he forsook all of that to do
what was right; get down to raising his
family...the thing that was most important to him.
Just wanted his family and fans to know he's much
appreciated and respected on the other side of the
Atlantic too. Rest in peace, Carlo. We love you,
and thank you!
Sincerely, Kevin "KC" Crowley, drummer for The
Rampage Trio, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA"
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