Digital Drum Sheet Music Library

Quality Transcriptions You Can Count On

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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5-9 charts 15% off
10-19 charts 25% off
20-29 charts 35% off
30+ charts 40% off
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Artist
Year
Comments
Music
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Wilson Pickett
1966
Al Jackson makes quarter notes sound wonderful. Great grooving.
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The Temptations
1966
This Motown classic was almost not released. Funk Brothers play.
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Carla Thomas
1966
If you like Aretha & Etta James, you'll love this. Stax Records classic.
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Four Tops
1964
Motown magic, not to mention a classic.
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Smokey Robinson
1981
Smooth as silk, nice drumming.
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Barry White
1974
I polled one of my classes as to who had the sexiest voice. Guess who won?
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Aretha Franklin
1967
The Muscle Shoals session musicians tear it up behind Aretha. Roger Hawkins is the soulful drummer.
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James Brown
1967
Could this be the funkiest thing ever recorded? I think it is.
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Supremes
1964
Their third #1 already. They were just getting started.
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The Spinners
1972
The Spinners weave their magic. Just relax and groove.
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Gnarls Barkley
2006
You'd be crazy not to like this chart. CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse.
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Smokey Robinson
1979
Smooth as silk. This song took Smokey 5 years to write. "You're gonna fly away, glad you're coming my way."
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Box Tops
1968
Quintessential '60s song: horns, strings, electric sitar, all at once!
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Sly & The Family Stone
1968
Solid drumming from Gregg Errico on their 1st hit.
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Paul Young
1985
#1 hit written by Daryl Hall. Retro Motown.
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Booker T. & The MGs
1967
Get the Best of Booker T. & The MGs. Funky stuff. Al Jackson on drums.
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Ray Charles
1961
The one and only Ray defied categorization. Number one on rock and R&B charts.
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Sam & Dave
1966
Ditto to above. Al Jackson does the drumming.
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Ike & Tina Turner
1964
High energy from Ike & Tina. This slightly obscure R&B number was an all-time favorite of Keith Richards.
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Four Tops
1965
"Sugar pie honey bunch." From the Detroit clubs to the top of the charts.
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James Brown
1965
Classic JB, this put him on the map.
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Marvin Gaye
1968
"Betcha wondrin' how I knew..." What can I say? Another soul classic.
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Aretha Franklin
1968
Top 10 hit for the Queen of soul. Roger Hawkins does some fine drumming.
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Smokey Robinson
1967
"America's greatest poet," says Bob Dylan. Very cool drumming.
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Sam & Dave
1968
Gospel inflected soul hit. Al Jackson drums. "Give me some of that o-l-d soul clapping."
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Temptations
1968
"Sunshine, blue sky, please go away..." Light and funky at the same time.
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Staple Singers
1972
#1 funky song with Roger Hawkins again. Very nice!!!!!
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James & Bobby Purify
1966
Totally fine drumming by Roger Hawkins. Cool stuff.
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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
1972
This soul ballad has a 6/4 feel. Teddy Pendergrass sings.
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Wilson Pickett
1965
Soul classic. Steve Cropper (of the MGs) co-wrote this.
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Temptations
1971
Beautiful and delicate, a dreamy classic. Tympani & harp.
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Eddie Floyd
1966
Memphis soul classic.
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Mar-Keys
1961
Great early R&R instrumental. Easy drum chart.
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James Brown
1968
The star of this 1968 hit, besides the singer of course, is the rhythm section. James Brown heard Starks' drumming, and through persistent efforts, was able to win him over to his own band.
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Temptations
1965
Pure pop heaven. One of the most gorgeous songs ever recorded!
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Mary Wells
1962
Smokey Robinson wrote this hit a year before he wrote the classic "My Girl," which is right above.
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Chiffons
1963
Carole King penned this effervescent hit. Pop magic.
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Spinners
1973
Nice easy chart with an undeniable groove.
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James Brown
1964
Yes it is. JB's first foray in the pop Top 40. Great rhythm punches.
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James Brown
1965
This was the crossover hit that made JB a big star.
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Aretha Franklin
1967
Absolutely an unquestionable classic! Roger Hawkins on drums.
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Staple Singers
1971
Memphis soul classic. Roger Hawkins on drums.
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Aretha Franklin
1971
Bernard Purdie is great. If you don't believe it, just ask him.
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Manhattans
1981
Worldwide hit, with a huge hook. They can tour forever on this.
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Jr. Walker & The All Stars
1965
Oh yeah, this is good. Totally mesmerizing. "It's party time." Junior Walker can wail like crazy on the sax.
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Otis Redding
1968
Otis had his biggest hit after he died in a plane crash. Tragic. This is classic soul.
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Bar-Kays
1967
Fun soul instrumental with nice fills and punches. The title? A few years after the movie Goldfinger.
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Sam & Dave
1967
Soul classic with Al Jackson playing solid, as usual.
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Box Tops
1967
Blue-eyed soul from Memphis: "Gimme a ticket for an air-o-plane..."
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Aretha Franklin
1968
Her seventh Top Ten hit, this featured the soulful and funky drumming of Roger Hawkins. Also featured in The Blues Brothers movie.
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Booker T. & The MGs
1969
The MGs were on most of the great STAX soul records.
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Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
1972
Their million seller followup to "Treat Her Like A Lady".
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Otis & Carla
1966
Al Jackson plays funky drums, while Otis and Carla mix it up.
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Jimmy Ruffin
1966
Reflective sad song: "I know I've got to find/Some kind of peace of mind." Jimmy's brother David sang for the Temptations.
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Lee Dorsey
1966
Neat linear groove. That New Orleans influence. Creative drumming!
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Aretha Franklin
1967
Aretha + drummer Roger Hawkins = pure soul classic.
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