In this book, the reader will learn about the history of street beats, second-line, and the Mardi Gras Indians as well as the importance of clave to New Orleans drumming. The reader will also learn how to put a New Orleans spin on traditional rhythms like mambo, guaguanco, shuffle, and samba. Stanton also teaches the reader how to play between the cracks, bring more inflection and variation to a groove, and how to incorporate a bit of Crescent City flavor into linear playing. Drummers of all styles should pick up this book to improve your groove, expand your vocabulary and learn to Take It To The Street. Accompanying CD includes performances by the Dirty Dozen, George Porter, and Ivan Neville.