Brooks has recently released his long awaited book -"The Tools That Built The Gene Krupa Legend". After a decade of work, this is the be-all and end-all source for everything you would ever want to know about the most minute details of Genes life and equipment through his entire career. Brooks gives us a quick refresher biography of Gene and then he jumps into the details of how he put such a great resource together. We pick some key points of interest to spotlight as we talk about his gear and then dive deep into things like Genes Dynasonic, the rareness of REAL Gene Krupa equipment, how he spots fakes, and tons of other great info.
Check out the book here and Support Brooks via Hudson Digital: https://hudsonmusic.com/product/gk-the-tools-that-built-the-gene-krupa-legend/
Brooks was nice enough to share some more time with me to record a Patreon bonus episode all about Gene's career as a movie star in Hollywood and his celebrity status. You can hear all the bonus episodes by becoming a member of the Drum History Patreon here: www.patreon.com/drumhistorypodcast