Kansas City

by Wilbert Harrison

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"Kansas City" as recorded by Wilbert Harrison

Drum sheet music transcribed by James Morton. Immediate PDF download.

1 page chart - $0.00

Difficulty Level: Beginner Genre: Classic Rock

Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, one of rock’n’roll’s early songwriting teams, had written “Kansas City” back in 1952. It took seven years for them to find the artist for the song. When Wilbert Harrison recorded “Kansas City” in 1959, Billboard called it “a finger-snapping blues with a contagious sound.” The song has gone on to become one of the most played standards of all time, usually with a stop-time device in the later verses.

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All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.

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