I've heard similar things from various people. He did a lot of people a lot of good turns. I guess I'd have to agree, he had a complex personality. A few less desirable moments mixed with some pretty amazingly kind moments.I shared this story already once before where Rich supposedly fired dad over some kind of nonsense then turned around and paid an entire semester of his university tuition without asking.
I haven't heard Stickit but Time Being is one hell of an album. Little Train is one of my all time favorite charts. Paul's Tune is also fairly tasty. The only tracks on that album I've been able to play with a band are Space Shuttle, Straight no Chaser and Dancing Men.BTW You know Stickit was an excellent Buddy Rich album, probably my favorite of the RCA series. That "Time Being" was a sensational chart.