Sometimes I try to illustrate musical concepts (like for instance call and response) and here is a perfect example of drum tags when Chris Barber and his band plays Royal Garden Blues. A drum tag is a drum solo just before the ending of the song (often 4 bars) and then the bands ends with four more bars. In this video clip the drummer Alan "Sticky" Wickett does not do only one but 14 drum tags which makes the ending of the song nearly half of the song. He lays down great rhythms and I'm sure all drummers could get inspiration from him.
I also like the somewhat unusual use (in connection to dixieland jazz) of an electrical guitar by guitarist John Slaughter.
Read more about Chris Barber at his website.
If you like to know more about different kinds of traditional jazz, check out the Traditional Jazz Educators Network's Traditional Jazz Style Guide.
What do you think of the video clip with Chris Barber and his band playing Royal Garden Blues? Tell me.