I just seen you post Zed and I agree
well I would have to say Buddy Rich was one of the finest drummers of the world, Rich was playing double Base before rock & Roll. I have been
drumming for 32 years and took some things from Rich one of the few drummers I would ever consider better than me. I meet Neil Pearth when Rush was
just a bar band, playing on the street in front of a community centre. never been impressed.
Buddy Rich and Animal
if you watch this video closely you will see Rich us his right hand on the base drum this is before double peddles
Buddy Rich and Harry James
Some of the people Buddy played with.
Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Bunny Berigan, Irving Berlin, Benny Carter, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Dorsey Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra,
Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Forrest, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Harry James,
Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Billy Kyle, Jimmy McGriff, The Metronome All-Stars, The Original Mambo Kings, Charlie Parker, Art Pepper, Oscar Peterson
Charlie Shavers, Artie Shaw, Bud Powell, Mel Tormé, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, Ray Brown, George Arus, Barney Kessel, Norman Granz, Herb
Ellis, Flip Phillips, Bill Reddie, Don Piestrup, Gus Kahn, Oliver Nelson, and Sid Weiss
[edit on 25/4/2005 by Sauron]