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Stanton Moore's (Galactic, Corrosion of Conformity, Krasno / Moore Project) Top 5 Influential Records

September 06, 2023


This week’s guest is the one…the only Stanton Moore. Stanton is GRAMMY award-winning drummer, educator and performer born and raised in New Orleans. His pride for his hometown is pretty unmatched.  In the early ‘90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic who continue to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally. The band has averaged 100 shows a year for the last 25 years. Moore launched his solo career in 1998. He has 8 records under his own name. In 2022 Moore started a new project with Grammy award winning guitarist and producer Eric Krasno. The Krasno / Moore Project’s current record is “Book of Queens”.

Throughout his 25 year career, Moore has played and or recorded with a diverse group of artists including Maceo Parker, Joss Stone, Irma Thomas, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter (of the Meters),Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine), Corrosion of Conformity, Donald Harrison Jr., Nicholas Payton, Trombone Shorty, Skerik, Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, Will Bernard, Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Les Claypool (Primus) to name a few.

With a bachelor’s degree in music and business from Loyola University, Moore stays involved in education by constantly presenting clinics and teaching master classes and private lessons all over the world. He has released two books and three video projects. His book Groove Alchemy was picked by Modern Drummer as one of the top 25 instructional drum books of all time. To continue with his passion for teaching and to become more closely connected with his students, he recently launched his own online drum academy, He’s the man and this is one for the books. I hope you enjoy the 5 records that shaped Stanton Moore into the drummer he is today. Cheers!





Album - Live at Birdland

Artist - John Coltrane

Key Track(s) - Afro Blue

Drummer - Elvin Jones


Album - 20 Greatest hits

Artist - James Brown

Key Track(s) - All

Drummer - Melvin Parker, Jabo Starks, Clyde Stubblefield


Album - Look a Py Py

Artist - The Meters

Key Track(s) - All

Drummer - Zigaboo Modeliste


Album - Physical Graffiti

Artist - Led Zeppelin

Key Track(s) - All

Drummer - John Bonham


Album - Crawfish Fiesta

Artist - Professor Longhair

Key Track(s) - All

Drummer - Johnny Vidacovich