Carlo Little All Stars album Never Stop Rockin'
Angel Air Records SJPCD283 Produced by
Carlo Little with guest stars
Ronnie Wood, Long John Baldry, Procol Harum's
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"
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
Discover all about the life and good times of a rock and roll
drummer during the most exciting era in British pop music -
read 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.
Carlo's 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 life.
What other drummers have
to say about Carlo: "I'm a 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!
Kevin "KC" Crowley, drummer for The Rampage Trio, Lowell,