Donald Bailey – Since I Fell for You

Simplicity is not a simple thing…Donald Bailey drumming on Jimmy Smith album Home Cookin’ is very simple and clear with a beautiful shuffle feel on the solo section. Here’s the full drum transcription of the tune Since I Fell for You, i personally think that Donald Bailey plays the bass drum on the quarter notes very lighly – it’s not audible but i think he feathers the bass drum.

The tune was written by Buddy Johnson in 1945 and released in 1963 by Lenny Welch as ballad, while Jimmy Smith’s version has a 32-bars structure (AABA) with a four bars intro repeteated at the end of the head like bridge.

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