BUDDY RICH

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Buddy Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He is widely considered to be one of the best drummers of all time, known for his technique, speed, and power.

For most of the period from 1966 until his death, he led a successful big band in an era when the popularity of big bands had waned from their 1930s and 40s peak. See also Buddy Rich Big Band. His most popular performance was a big band arrangement of the Leonard Bernstein classic West Side Story. In the early 1970s he commented upon how odious he found the emerging Mormon boy band, The Osmonds, especially Donny Osmond. Later he would sometimes be seen performing wearing a Donny Osmond badge on his lapel. One of his most seen television performances was in a 1981 episode of The Muppet Show, where he engaged Muppet drummer "Animal" in a drum battle. Beginning in
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BUDDY RICH The Swinging Buddy Rich album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Swinging Buddy Rich
Swing 1954
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich, Harry Edison ‎: Buddy And Sweets album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Buddy Rich, Harry Edison ‎: Buddy And Sweets
Swing 1955
BUDDY RICH Sing and Swing With Buddy Rich album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sing and Swing With Buddy Rich
Swing 1955
BUDDY RICH The Wailing album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Wailing
Swing 1955
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1956
BUDDY RICH This One's for Basie (aka Big Band Shout) album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
This One's for Basie (aka Big Band Shout)
Big Band 1957
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich Just Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy Rich Just Sings
Swing 1957
BUDDY RICH Rich Versus Roach album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Rich Versus Roach
Hard Bop 1959
BUDDY RICH Richcraft album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Richcraft
Big Band 1959
BUDDY RICH The Voice Is Rich album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Voice Is Rich
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1959
BUDDY RICH Playtime album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Playtime
Bop 1961
BUDDY RICH Blues Caravan album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Blues Caravan
Big Band 1962
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich / Gene Krupa : Burnin' Beat album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Buddy Rich / Gene Krupa : Burnin' Beat
Cool Jazz 1962
BUDDY RICH The Driver album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Driver
Post Bop 1965
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich And Alla Rakha ‎: Rich À La Rakha album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Buddy Rich And Alla Rakha ‎: Rich À La Rakha
World Fusion 1968
BUDDY RICH The New One! (aka Take It Away!) album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
The New One! (aka Take It Away!)
Big Band 1968
BUDDY RICH Buddy & Soul album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Buddy & Soul
Big Band 1969
BUDDY RICH A Different Drummer (aka Superstar) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
A Different Drummer (aka Superstar)
Big Band 1971
BUDDY RICH Stick It album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Stick It
Big Band 1972
BUDDY RICH Time Being album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Time Being
Big Band 1972
BUDDY RICH The Roar of '74 (aka Buddy Rich Big Band  aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 88) album cover 4.09 | 3 ratings
The Roar of '74 (aka Buddy Rich Big Band aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 88)
Big Band 1974
BUDDY RICH The Last Blues Album Volume 1(aka Europa Jazz aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 92 aka Groove Merchant) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last Blues Album Volume 1(aka Europa Jazz aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 92 aka Groove Merchant)
Soul Jazz 1974
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich / Lionel Hampton ‎: Transition (aka Europa Jazz aka  I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 74) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy Rich / Lionel Hampton ‎: Transition (aka Europa Jazz aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 74)
Cool Jazz 1974
BUDDY RICH Big Band Machine (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 11 ) album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Big Band Machine (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 11 )
Big Band 1975
BUDDY RICH Speak No Evil album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Speak No Evil
Big Band 1976
BUDDY RICH Class of '78 (aka The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived With ... 5.00 | 1 ratings
Class of '78 (aka The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived With ... "The Best Band I Ever Had")
Big Band 1977
BUDDY RICH Plays and Plays and Plays album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Plays and Plays and Plays
Big Band 1977
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich Presented by Lionel Hampton (aka Take The 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy Rich Presented by Lionel Hampton (aka Take The "A" Train aka The Sound Of Jazz aka The Sound Of Jazz aka Jazz Classics)
Big Band 1977
BUDDY RICH The Bull (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 81) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Bull (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 81)
Post Bop 1980
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich Band album cover 1.57 | 2 ratings
Buddy Rich Band
Fusion 1981
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich Big Band Featuring Richie Cole ‎: Big Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy Rich Big Band Featuring Richie Cole ‎: Big Cole
Big Band 1982
BUDDY RICH Rich And Famous album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Rich And Famous
Big Band 1983

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BUDDY RICH Jazz Off the Air, Volume 5: The Cinch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Off the Air, Volume 5: The Cinch
Big Band 1958
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich In Miami album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Buddy Rich In Miami
Swing 1958
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich At JATP album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy Rich At JATP
Big Band 1966
BUDDY RICH Swingin' New Big Band album cover 3.61 | 4 ratings
Swingin' New Big Band
Big Band 1966
BUDDY RICH Big Swing Face album cover 4.08 | 6 ratings
Big Swing Face
Big Band 1967
BUDDY RICH Mercy, Mercy album cover 4.62 | 4 ratings
Mercy, Mercy
Big Band 1968
BUDDY RICH Buddy & Soul: Buddy Rich Big Band Recorded Live in Hollywood at the Whiskey A Go-Go album cover 3.05 | 2 ratings
Buddy & Soul: Buddy Rich Big Band Recorded Live in Hollywood at the Whiskey A Go-Go
Big Band 1969
BUDDY RICH Keep the Customer Satisfied album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Keep the Customer Satisfied
Big Band 1970
BUDDY RICH Rich in London (aka Very Alive at Ronnie Scott's aka At Ronnie Scotts) album cover 5.00 | 3 ratings
Rich in London (aka Very Alive at Ronnie Scott's aka At Ronnie Scotts)
Big Band 1972
BUDDY RICH Very Live at Buddy's Place (aka Tuff Dude) album cover 2.59 | 3 ratings
Very Live at Buddy's Place (aka Tuff Dude)
Big Band 1974
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich (and the Killer Force) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Buddy Rich (and the Killer Force)
Big Band 1976
BUDDY RICH Buddy Rich Combo - Jam Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy Rich Combo - Jam Session
Hard Bop 1977
BUDDY RICH No Funny Hats album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
No Funny Hats
Big Band 1978
BUDDY RICH A Young Man And His Drums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Young Man And His Drums
Big Band 1979
BUDDY RICH Rich Riot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rich Riot
Big Band 1979
BUDDY RICH The Man From Planet Jazz (aka Live at Ronnie Scott's) album cover 4.95 | 2 ratings
The Man From Planet Jazz (aka Live at Ronnie Scott's)
Big Band 1980
BUDDY RICH Mr Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Mr Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street
Big Band 1985
BUDDY RICH The Legendary '47-'48 Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legendary '47-'48 Orchestra
Big Band 1991
BUDDY RICH One Night Stand album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Night Stand
Big Band 1991
BUDDY RICH Europe '77 album cover 3.57 | 2 ratings
Europe '77
Big Band 1993
BUDDY RICH At Lewisham Concert Hall, London On 10th April 1983 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Lewisham Concert Hall, London On 10th April 1983
Big Band 1994
BUDDY RICH At Stadshalle Leonberg, Germany 10th July 1986 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
At Stadshalle Leonberg, Germany 10th July 1986
Big Band 1994
BUDDY RICH Wham! album cover 4.05 | 2 ratings
Wham!
Progressive Big Band 2000
BUDDY RICH Time Out album cover 4.67 | 3 ratings
Time Out
Big Band 2007
BUDDY RICH The Solos album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Solos
Hard Bop 2014
BUDDY RICH Birdland album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Birdland
Big Band 2015

BUDDY RICH demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

BUDDY RICH re-issues & compilations

BUDDY RICH The Monster album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Monster
Big Band 1973
BUDDY RICH Tuff Dude album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tuff Dude
Big Band 1974
BUDDY RICH Drummer's Drummer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drummer's Drummer
Big Band 1979
BUDDY RICH I'm Always Chasing Rainbows album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Big Band 1981
BUDDY RICH Cool Breeze album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool Breeze
Big Band 1984
BUDDY RICH Time Being album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Time Being
Big Band 1987
BUDDY RICH Compact Jazz album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Compact Jazz
Big Band 1987
BUDDY RICH Ease on Down the Road album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Ease on Down the Road
Big Band 1989
BUDDY RICH Rags to Riches album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rags to Riches
Big Band 1989
BUDDY RICH No Jive album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
No Jive
Big Band 1991
BUDDY RICH The Best of Buddy Rich: The Pacific Jazz Years album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
The Best of Buddy Rich: The Pacific Jazz Years
Big Band 1997
BUDDY RICH Great Moments album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Great Moments
Big Band 1997
BUDDY RICH Giant Steps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Giant Steps
Big Band 1998
BUDDY RICH Buddy's Rock (feat. Lionel Hampton) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy's Rock (feat. Lionel Hampton)
Big Band 2000
BUDDY RICH Rich-ual Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rich-ual Dance
Big Band 2000
BUDDY RICH The Buddy Rich Collection album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Buddy Rich Collection
Big Band 2002
BUDDY RICH Argo, Emarcy & Verve Small Group Sessions album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Argo, Emarcy & Verve Small Group Sessions
Big Band 2005

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BUDDY RICH Mercy, Mercy

Live album · 1968 · Big Band
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Most Critics would agree with me, This Recording, live from Caesar's Palace, was probably the peak of Buddy Rich's career, Certainly the peak of his late 60's Big Band. All the Charts for this fantastic performance are spectacular, With the Bill Reddie arranged Chanel 1 suite being the zenith of this Cookin' Big Band. Only West Side Story from the album Swingin' New Big Band Is possibly it's Equal. I always liked "Goodbye Yesterday" as well, The bonus tracks added to the remastered CD are also all worthy listens, With The Theme from Mr. Lucky being of most interest, also you might want to checkout the Sammy Davis Jr. album, "The sounds of 66'" With The Big Band backing him up, one of his best singing performances I think. I would have loved to had been in the audience that night in Vegas, I can only imagine how vibrant and exciting this music sounded as it was being played live.

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