Posts tagged "Ernest Boom Carter"
From February 1974 to August of the same year, Ernest “Boom” Carter sat behind the drums for the E Street Band. Though only a short stint many “musicologists’ credit him with being instrumental in adding the jazz and funk flavor to the band’s early sound. Later he, and E Street Band pianist David Sancious formed “Tone”, a jazz fusion combo that would eventually feature Patti Scialfa. Here’s “Boom” at the Harvard Square Theatre show with the E Street Band.
“Ernest “Boom” Carter”
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974
One more from the Cambridge 1974 show. It wasn’t until some collectors purchased 16 x 20’s of this that I even noticed Bruce was playing the harmonica in this shot. The song was “Spirit in the Night”, in which he used the harmonica as part of the intro. And that hat, it was his prop and he worked it like a pro. Behind Bruce is Ernest “Boom ” Carter. Boom’s tenure as the E Street Band’s drummer was a short one, lasting less than a year.