Gene Krupa

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The first drummer to be a superstar, Gene Krupa may not have been the most advanced drummer of the 1930s but he was in some ways the most significant. Prior to Krupa, drum solos were a real rarity and…
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Live: Americas Favorite Drummer
1939 Live: Americas Favorite Drummer Mr. Music
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Album 1952 The Original Drum Battle Verve
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The Drum Battle
1952 The Drum Battle Verve
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Album 1953 Timme Rosenkrantz' 1945 Concert, Vol. 3 Commodore Records
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Album 1953 The Exciting Gene Krupa Enoch's Music
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Album 1954 Sing, Sing, Sing Verve
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Album 1954 The Driving Verve
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Album 1954 Gene Krupa, Vol. 1 Clef Records
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Album 1954 Gene Krupa, Vol. 2 Clef Records
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Album 1955 The Jazz Rhythms of Gene Krupa Verve
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Album 1955 G. Krupa- L. Hampton-T. Wilson Verve
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Album 1955 The Gene Krupa Quartet Clef Records
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Drummer Man
1956 Drummer Man Verve
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Krupa and Rich
1956 Krupa and Rich EMI / PolyGram / Universal / Verve
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Album 1957 Krupa Rocks Verve
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Comp 1958 The Essential Gene Krupa Verve
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Big Noise from Winnetka
1959 Big Noise from Winnetka Commodore Records / Sounds of Yesteryear
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Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements
1959 Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements Verve
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Album 1959 Hey...Here's Gene Krupa Verve
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Album 1959 The Gene Krupa Story [Original Soundtrack] Verve
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Album 1961 Percussion King Verve
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Album 1962 Burnin' Beat Universal Distribution
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Comp 1963 Classics in Percussion
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Comp 1964 Featuring Charlie Ventura
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Album 1964 The Great New Gene Krupa Quartet Verve
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Comp 1965 Gene Krupa [Clef] Clef Records
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Jazz at the New School
1972 Jazz at the New School Chiaroscuro
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Comp 1974 Gene Krupa, His Orchestra and Anita O'Day Columbia
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Comp 1976 One Night Stand Joyce
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Comp 1978 A Legend BH Records
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Comp 1985 The Best of Gene Krupa: His Drums and His Orchestra Special Music
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Comp 1985 Gene Krupa [Columbia] Columbia
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Comp 1985 Gene Krupa's Sidekicks CBS Records
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Comp 1985 That Drummer's Band Orchard
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Comp 1985 Town Hall Concert (1945) Commodore Records
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Comp 1987 Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa Verve
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Comp 1988 Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz Verve
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Comp 1990 The Legendary Big Bands Sony Music Distribution
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Comp 1991 Swing Back with Gene Krupa Just For The Record
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Video 1992 Jazz Legend DCI Records
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Comp 1992 Giants of the Big Band Era Pilz
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Comp 1993 Hot Drums Quicksilver
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Comp 1993 Best of Big Bands: Drum Boogie Mastersong
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Comp 1993 The Drummer Pearl
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Comp 1993 The Mighty Two Unidisc
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Comp 1994 Gene's Solo Flight Jazz World
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Comp 1994 1939 Classics
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Comp 1994 1935-1938 Classic Records
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Comp 1994 1938 Classics
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Comp 1995 It's Up to You: 1946, Vol. 2 Hep
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Comp 1995 Hollywood Palladium [Canby] Quicksilver / Canby Records
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Comp 1995 Hollywood Palladium 1/18/45 Canby Records
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Comp 1995 Wire Brush Stomp Aero Space Records
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Comp 1995 The Best of the Big Bands Sony Music Distribution
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Comp 1995 The Best of Gene Krupa Special Music
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Comp 1995 What's This-1946, Vol. 1 Hep
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Comp 1995 Masterpieces, Vol. 13 Jazz Archives / EPM
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Comp 1995 Radio Years, 1940 Storyville
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Comp 1995 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra Jazz Hour
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Comp 1995 1946 Live! Jazz Hour
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Comp 1995 1939-1940 Classic Records
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Comp 1995 1940, Vol. 1 Classic Records
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Comp 1996 The Gene Krupa Story, Vol. 2: Let Me off Uptown Proper Sales & Dist.
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Comp 1996 Let Me Off Uptown [Drive Archive] Drive Archive
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Comp 1996 Original Historic Recordings EPM
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Comp 1996 Swings with Strings Jazz Classics
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Comp 1996 Krupa Live Demand Performance
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Comp 1996 1940, Vol. 2 Classics
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Comp 1996 Hop, Skip & Jump 1946, Vol. 3 Hep
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Comp 1996 The Gene Krupa Story, Vol. 4: Live Performances & Transcriptions Proper Sales & Dist.
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Comp 1996 The Gene Krupa Story, Vol. 1: Wire Brush Stomp Proper Sales & Dist.
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Comp 1996 Drummer Man [Hindsight] Hindsight
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Comp 1996 1940, Vol. 3 Classics
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Comp 1996 The Gene Krupa Story, Vol. 3: Disc Jockey Jump Proper Sales & Dist.
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Comp 1997 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra: Members Edition Members Edition
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Comp 1997 1941 Classics
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Comp 1998 In Concert Intersound / DBK Entertainment
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Comp 1998 Swing Era, 1927-1947 Best Of Jazz (France) / Best of Jazz
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Comp 1998 The V-Disc Sessions Collectors' Choice Music
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Comp 1998 1941, Vol. 2 Classics
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Comp 1998 Drums Drums Drums Marble Arch Records
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Comp 1999 1941-1942 Classics
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Comp 1999 The Gene Krupa Story [Box Set] Proper Box
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Comp 1999 Aufnahmen 1935-1945
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Comp 1999 Drumming Man Dutton Vocalion
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Comp 1999 Live at the New School Chiaroscuro
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Comp 1999 Gene Krupa with Anita O'Day: 1941-1946 Swing House
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Comp 1999 Orchestra & Jazz Trio Aircheck
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Comp 1999 Perdido Swing House
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Comp 1999 Complete Capitol Recordings of Gene Krupa and Harry James Blue Note
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Comp 2000 1942-1945 Classics
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Comp 2000 The Instrumental Mr. Krupa Jasmine Records
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Comp 2000 Swing Is Here BMG
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Comp 2000 Recordings 1935-1945 SPV
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Comp 2001 1945 Classics
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Comp 2001 Drum Crazy ASV / Living Era
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Comp 2001 Live from the Inn Club Chicago, Illinois Jan 11, 1957 Soundcraft
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Comp 2001 Big Band Legends Direct Source
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Comp 2001 Sweetheart of Song Collectors' Choice Music
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Comp 2001 Gene Krupa [Jazz After Hours] Jazz After Hours
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Comp 2002 Boogie, Ballads and Be-Bop: The Best of Columbia Years Collectables
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Comp 2002 Deja Vu Retro Gold Proper Records / Retro Music
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Comp 2002 Lionel Hampton/Gene Krupa Forlane
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Comp 2002 The Gene Krupa Sextet, Vol. 2 Universal Distribution
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Comp 2002 Wire Brush Stomp: 1935-1940 Naxos Jazz
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Comp 2002 1945-1946 Classics
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Comp 2003 His Orchestra and the Jazz Trio Sounds of Yesteryear / Submarine
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Comp 2003 Drummin' Man: The Platinum Collection Platinum Entertainment / Start
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Comp 2003 1947-1949 Classics
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Comp 2004 A Proper Introduction to Gene Krupa: Up an' Atom Proper Sales & Dist.
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Comp 2004 Who's Rhythm? Ocium Records (Spain)
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Comp 2004 1949-1951 Classics
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Comp 2004 Complete Sextet Studio Sessions Jazz Factory
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Comp 2004 Gene Krupa [Platinum Disc] Platinum Disc
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Comp 2004 Gene Krupa [Membran] Membran
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Comp 2005 Gene Krupa/Stan Kenton Platinum Disc
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Comp 2005 Linger Awhile Sounds of Yesteryear
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Comp 2005 Drummin' Man: 1927-1949 Jazz Legends
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Comp 2005 Classic Jazz Archive
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Comp 2005 The Best of Gene Krupa: Drummin Man Columbia
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Comp 2005 1952-1953 Classics
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Comp 2006 Starburst Sounds of Yesteryear
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Comp 2006 At His Very Best See For Miles Records / Gvc
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Comp 2006 Drummin' Man [Synergy] Synergy Distribution
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Comp 2007 The Great Concert Jazzlegends.com
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Comp 2007 1953-1954 Classic Records / Classics
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Comp 2008 Gene Krupa [B.D. Jazz] BD Jazz
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Comp 2009 Live from the London House Mr. Music
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Comp 2011 Guard Sessions Sounds of Yesteryear
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Comp 2011 BD Jazz: Gene Krupa BD Jazz
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Comp 2011 Razor Sharp Rhythm Not Now Music
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Comp 2012 The Capitol Vaults Jazz Series Capitol
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Comp 2013 Burnin' Beat/The Original Drum Battle Verve
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Comp 2013 Out of Nowhere AAO Music
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Comp 2013 Gene Krupa Sextet Universal
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Comp 2014 Alreet Backtracks Records
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Comp 2014 Four Classic Albums
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Comp 2015 Begin the Beguine Jazz Elite S.P.
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Comp 2015 Let There Be Drums Music Digital
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Comp 2017 Blue Rhythm Fantasy Sounds of Yesteryear
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Comp 2018 Maybe Baby Sounds of Yesteryear
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Comp Gene Krupa: Transcribed IAJRC Records
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Comp Jazz Explosion, Vol. 2 Jazz Classics
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Comp 1946-1947 Jazz Anthology
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 9 Jazz Classics
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Comp Rare 1944-46 Broadcast Performances IAJRC Records
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Comp To Be or Not to Bop Sounds of Swing
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Single/EP Dark Eyes Columbia
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Comp Leave Us Leap Vintage Jazz
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Comp Bolero at the Savoy History
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Comp The Complete 1955 Session Essential Jazz Classics
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Comp Big Bands Time / Life Music
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Single/EP After You've Gone Columbia
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Comp Ace Drummer Man Giants Of Jazz Recordings
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Comp Jazz Explosion, Vol. 4 Jazz Classics
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Single/EP Disc Jockey Jump Columbia
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Comp Jazz Memorial: Les Génies du Jazz: Gene Krupa - Story Éditions Atlas
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Comp Drum Boogie & Other Favorites Essential Media Group
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Comp One Night Stand Joyce
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Comp Five Classic Albums Plus: The Gene Krupa Sextet #1/#2/#3/Hey Here's Gene Krupa/The Gene Krupa Trio Collates Avid Jazz
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Single/EP Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) [Performed Live On the Ed Sullivan Show] Sofa Entertainment, Inc.
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Comp Gene Krupa [CBS] CBS Records
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Comp Uptown Columbia
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Comp Gene Krupa [Metro] Metro
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 8 Jazz Classics
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Comp Gene Krupa 100 Years Anniversary! X5 Music Group
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Comp Gene Krupa: Bakers Dozen Ba-Ba
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Comp Gene Krupa Greatest Hits Gralin Music
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Comp Jazz Explosion, Vol. 1 Jazz Classics
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Album Gene Krupa Quartet: Live 1966 Dot Time Records
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Comp Jazz Explosion, Vol. 3 Jazz Classics
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 1 [Jazz Classics] Jazz Classics
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Comp Jazz Explosion, Vol. 5 Jazz Classics
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 10 Jazz Classics
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Comp Kick It Cherished Records
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 2 [Jazz Classics] Jazz Classics
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Comp Let There Be Drums! Mbop Direct / River
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 3 Jazz Classics
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Single/EP Opus 1 Columbia
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 4 Jazz Classics
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Comp Seven Classic Albums
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 5 Jazz Classics
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Single/EP Star Burst Columbia
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 6 Jazz Classics
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Comp Trio at Jatp Verve
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Comp Gene Krupa, Vol. 7 Jazz Classics
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Comp V-Disc IMC / Vdisc
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Comp 168 the Ultimate Jazz Archive, Vol. 36 Documents
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