“I just played what I felt and they let me play. You know, once you kind of make a name for yourself, then when producers would come in they would say, ‘Oh Hal, just do your thing, you know, don’t worry about it — just whatever you feel … They felt that I would always do the right thing.” And they were right. Hal Blaine, ‘Most Recorded Drummer In History,’ Dies At 90.

+ Trust me, even if you think you don’t, you know Hal Blaine’s beats.