Re: Mr. Drums "Buddy Rich"
I had heard of him about as long as I can remember but really started to listen in the early to mid 60's when his big band got going. When I started playing drums there were two names that everyone talked about Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. I've heard that somewhere there is a bootleg video showing most if not all of Buddy's Tonight Show appearances. Those minutes with Carson were great and I always appreciated how gracious Ed Shaunessy was to have Buddy take over the drum chair on those shows. I suppose he didn't have a choice but Ed is a true gentleman and always seemed like he loved Buddy's performances as much as anyone else.