Mark Zero's novel

Give the Drummer Some

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Give the Drummer Some takes place in downtown St. Louis, East St. Louis, and Brooklyn, Illinois. Here are some visuals of the unique, sometimes decrepit and sometimes glorious settings of the novel:

Take a drive through Brooklyn, Illinois, America’s oldest black town, where the novel begins and where title character Mouse Watkins grew up, just across the river from St. Louis:
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See some excellent images of downtown East St. Louis.

A walking tour of East St. Louis, including the Mississippi River.

Title character Mouse Watkins' neighborhood in Soulard.

Order Give the Drummer Some Now! (Available Aug 17)

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All-Time Great Jams

Ain't no doubt about the funkiness of these monster tracks. Songs rotate, so come back often—to get up and to get down. Donny Hathaway, "The Ghetto" James Brown, "Make It Funky" Kool & the Gang, "Jungle Boogie" Sly & the Family Stone, "Runnin' Away" Stevie Wonder, "Jesus...

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The Funky Drummer

YouTube Preview ImageJames Brown's drummer Clyde Stubblefield teaches you how to play The Funky Drummer: Nate Harrison's brilliant 20-minute documentary about Funk Drumming, Sampling and Breakbeats: Order Give the Drummer Some Now! (Available Aug 17)

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