Charles Connor Drummer For Little Richard Will Guest On "Getting To Know You" Mar. 16

Charles Connor the original pioneering drummer for Little Richard, and the man whom "The Godfather of Soul", James Brown said, "Was the first to put the funk into the rhythm." on "Getting To Know You" with Susan McCray Tuesday, March 16th on
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March 10, 2010 - PRLog -- Charles Connor is the original  pioneering drummer for Little Richard, and the man whom "The Godfather of Soul", James Brown, said, "Was the first to put the funk into the rhythm."  As one of  history's few successful left-handed drummers, he New Orleans-born Connor created the "Choo-Choo Train drumming style, which consists of eighth notes.  It's been used been used by nearly all subsequent Rock 'N' Roll drummers, whether they know it or not.

Among the classic recordings featuring Connor's trademark drumming are Little Richard's "Keep A-Knockin'", "She's Got It", and "Ooh! My Soul."  In addition to Little Richard and James Brown, Connor has worked with such Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Famers as Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Lloyd Price, and the Original Coasters.  He's appeared in the films, "The Girl Can't Help It", "Don't Knock The Rock", and "Mr. Rock 'N' Roll."

Not one to rest on his laurels, Connor remains a contemporary man who has succeeded as a devoted family man, mentor, teacher, author ("DON'T GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS: YOU CAN BE A WINNER, TOO"), speaker, voice-over talent, songwriter, and media personality. The basic message of the book is that anyone, regardless of their age or circumstances, can change for the better if they're willing to try.  

Mr. Connors tells about his life and shares interesting stories about some of the great rock and roll stars he has worked with. A delightful, informative interview, hosted by casting director/producer Susan McCray on her acclaimed show "Getting To Know You" which airing Tuesday March 16th at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on internet radio station -

To hear previously aired "Getting To Know You" shows, they are located on Susan McCray's website listed on the Archive Page at:

Susan McCray and KSAV welcomes your comments and requests about her weekly show on the "Comments and Requests' page located on the station's website:  )

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About "Getting To Know You" hosted by Susan McCray

An internet radio show hosting celebrities and successful people from all walks of life. The show also has special shows paying tribute to composers, musicians and playing their music. "Getting To Know You" with Susan McCray is a half hour weekly show airing on at 6:30 p.m. pacific and eastern time.

All shows are archived and available on Susan McCray's website: "Getting To Know You" is Podcast via iTunes. is radio the way it used to be. It has music from the 40's,50's and 60's, celebrity interviews and more. Susan McCray has the best of it all on her show. Featured episodes include; Patti Page, Shirley Jones, Brenda Lee, Buddy Greco, Merlin Olsen, Gogi Grant, Ernest Borgnine, Melissa Gilbert. Susan's special tribute shows include Pernell Roberts, Guy Lombardo, Boots Randolph, The music of Gershwin, Henry Manciini, Julie London, Page Cavanaugh, Spike Jones, and many more.
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