|Artists Genre: Soul|
From the Black Light Explosion era in the early 1970's
around the San Francisco Bay Area emerged Raymond
Simmons, afro-styled conga drummer extraordinaire. For
the past thirty years Raymond has played with dance
classes, drum choirs, dance troupes, acting groups and
blues and rock bands. He has had the pleasure of
playing with Jimmy McCracklin, Carla Thomas, Marvin
Holmes, Albert King and other greats. Raymond founded
Select Records in 1981 with artists Masterpiece,
Starlite, the Fabulous Playmates and the Ladies'
Choice where he has been the featured percussionist.
Raymond has released some of his famous techniques in
Hot Percussion Licks. Raymond also endorses Select
Maracas and Select Records T-Shirts.
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