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Old 02-08-2018, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Is Buddy Rich REALLY the greatest drummer of all time?

I think Buddy was a good showman and had very fast hands which lead to much of his fame at the time. His big mouth had a lot to do with his fame in the later years, but I digress. He was a very influential drummer, likely the most influential drummer of all time, but this doesn't make him "the best" in my book.

He's well known to John Q. Public (thanks to his many talk show appearances - as a guest and not part of the musical act) and I think this is why his status as "best of all time" is always brought up, because he is a good drummer and is popular. People who actually know drumming and know that there are other great drummers out there will know that Buddy was a one trick pony. Yes he was very good at what he did, but he was very limited to his specific style.
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