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Old 01-03-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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taking care of the help

When one is asked to be head singer,do you take care of the women as you would the men? I've seen both sides of the coin... some do and some don't... I'm just wondering whats everyones thought of this...? What you where taught and what you have seen....?
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I just interviewed my wife and asked her. At one Southern drum that she frequents, the former head singer, now passed, would divide the money equally, male and female. The present head singer is chintzier and keeps more back for himself and the men.
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I think the chorus girls are every bit as important as the men, in many cases possessing knowledge equal to that of the Head Singer. As such, I think they should be included in any process.

That said, there are those who just set up a lawn chair, dance most of the time, and spend the rest following their grubby kid about the powwow.

They are NOT the ones of which I am speaking...
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I myself when I have been headsinger I've always tried to take care of the women folk as I would the men... I make sure they get a cut of the drum monies... they give the singers a break/breath when its needed... plus they can make a song sound oh so pretty!!! Its always nice when you have course girls...
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I myself when I have been headsinger I've always tried to take care of the women folk as I would the men... I make sure they get a cut of the drum monies... they give the singers a break/breath when its needed... plus they can make a song sound oh so pretty!!! Its always nice when you have course girls...
TacO,

This is a good question. I also define help as male singers.

At the center drum there are sometimes singers, both male and female, that don't sing. But they keep coming to the drum every weekend.

Do you pay them accordingly?
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This is a good question. I also define help as male singers.

At the center drum there are sometimes singers, both male and female, that don't sing. But they keep coming to the drum every weekend.

Do you pay them accordingly?
Thats a good question...?! I guess that would be up to a head singer... Which I guess if he wanted to hardcore about it... have a closed drum... Hmmm?! idk..
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Really, this question all comes down to the head singer. Some try to spread everything around to those singers that are deserving (both male and female) Some distribute to only a few... it's all personal preference.

That being said... I have seen it said a few times in the thread, those chorus girls can really help. I've heard some songs that wouldn't be the same without those women kicking in. My guess is if you look at the drums that have a lot of women, they are probably the ones that are taking care of them.

As for how to pay singers, my teachers always said there are three types at a drum, hummers, drummers and singers. Hummers are learning, they are the ones that will sit there, barely sing, and are really tentative about drumming as well... they are just a warm body... I don't pay hummers. Drummers are really good with beats, but are still learning the songs, but are genuinely trying... you give them something, but not a full cut... and then there are singers... they know what's up and are the guys and girls you depend on... when it comes time to split money, they all get a full cut. When it comes to how to pay the women, I usually defer to my wife, she's back there and watches what is happening behind us, so what she says regarding the women is the only opinion I need to hear.

Just my 49 cents on the subject.
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