Re: Mr. Drums "Buddy Rich"
My dad loved him, and would play his records for me. Somewhere, I have a tshirt of his from a concert in '75 I think. Anyway, now that both my dad and Buddy are gone, every time I watch, I feel a little bit more connected. Maybe that sounds weird, but eh.
I've heard stories about Buddy's 'gruffness' too. My brother, a music major at Cal State Northridge, heard some interesting tapes that his trombone teacher played. Apparently the guy played in the BR big band at some point, and he had recordings of the "lectures" Buddy would give the band after a show. From what I hear, he took performances very seriously, to say the least. Can anyone tell any more detailed stories about this? I've always wondered about what his personality was like...
Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!