Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 59 - Chal Ragsdale

Long-time University of Arkansas Percussion Instructor Chal Ragsdale talks about “Sabbatical Beard” (01:50), starting at Arkansas in 1975 (03:00), his years as department chair and being the institutional memory (13:20), living in Fayetteville and the Walmart Influence (31:00), growing up as the son of a TV News Producer (41:45), Rock Music Influences (including Kansas) (49:25), high school students today (01:00:00), going to Auburn for undergrad (01:07:25), teaching high school band in Reeltown (AL) (01:15:20), going to East Carolina University (NC) for grad school (01:22:20), his first name (01:27:40), Random-Ass Questions (01:32:00), and a tag on researching Percy Grainger (01:48:30).

Finishing with a rave on the movie Whitney: Can I Be Me (01:50:40).


Chal Ragsdale's Arkansas page

Fernando Valencia

Percy Grainger

Brown v. Board of Education

Robby Steinhardt

"Dust in the Wind", "Carry On Wayward Son", "Point of Know Return" - Kansas

Paul Simon


Canned Heat

"Jingo" - Santana

Blood, Sweat and Tears

Johnnie Vinson

"Music for a Summer Evening" - George Crumb

George Frock

Tony McCutcheon

James Campbell

Larry McCormick

Larry Mathis

Oboe Sonata - Paul Hindemith

"March and Polonaise for Timpani" - Julius Tausch

"Theme and Variations" - George Frock

Ditto Master

Harold Jones

"Suite for Marimba" - Paul Fissinger

David Maslanka

"25 or 6 to 4" - Chicago


Whitney: Can I Be Me trailer