August 20, 2012

Walk Don’t Run, Sir.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:52 pm

Remember the Ventures and their hit “Walk Don’t Run?” I know I do, because that was one of the first drum licks I learned. I’ll bet you didn’t know that George Babbitt, the “kid” who played drums on that record, became a Four Star General in the U.S. Air Force. I didn’t know it either. Check out the video in which the General shows up to play.

Great stuff, right there.

Via Stumptown Blogger and a tip from my buddy Brian, the Air Force Vet.


  1. Very cool!

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — August 21, 2012 @ 8:46 am

  2. I remember hearing that song over and over again when I was a freshman in KHS.

    Comment by sally — August 21, 2012 @ 11:26 am

  3. Great piece .Those were the days .Nice to see a clean cut musician without tattoos and hair down to his shoulders who showers ,shampoos , and shaves . Then came the 60s and it went into the toilet in many respects . And the smell still lingers . I’m not sure,but I think the name is Russell Brand,divorced from Katie Perry,a real dirt bag, he is the poster boy ,a freakazoid .

    Comment by john — August 22, 2012 @ 12:10 am

  4. Good stuff indeed. I grew up taping my foot to the Ventures. I had no idea.

    Comment by Yabu — August 22, 2012 @ 8:32 am

  5. Nothing like good vibes from the past! “The Ventures”….. I still have their album set somewhere “How to play the guitar with the Ventures”… fingers just would not do those things , I tried but admittedly not often enough. Always thought I would get around to it…just never did.

    Comment by dudley1 — August 22, 2012 @ 8:54 am

  6. that was very cool. I also played the drums to that toon.

    Comment by chef of da future — August 23, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

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