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I am a big fan of jazz and I love playing Buddy Rich's music. You get a thrill playing Time Check and you get a thrill listening to it. This album is awesome!!!!

This is Primo Rich!!!!!

By the time I picked up this album in 1974, after I saw Buddy on Johnny Carson Tonight Show talking about this, I was 15 years old and already owned a small collection of Buddy Rich albums. I cannot tell you how elated I was when I bought this album and travelling home with it tucked under my arm. I couldn't wait to play it, learn the tunes and play my drums to it! When I got it home and played it on the stereo, I loved it. It was GREAT. Then I heard the Don Menza tune Time Check and I fell on the floor.I had never heard a band cook this hard in my life! Years later I heard Louie Bellson's band do this tune also and it was great...but I will never forget the awesome feeling I got when I first heard Buddy and the Band on this record. It still swings like mad! I miss Buddy Rich terribly!


Absolutely amazing...Buddy's last great album Nuttville, Backwoods Sideman, and Time Check Also check out "Mercy, Mercy" Hardcore powerful Jazz at its very best


Born: September 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

When it came to technique, speed, power, and the ability to put together incredible drum solos, Buddy Rich lived up to the billing of "the world's greatest drummer." Although some other drummers were more innovative, in reality none were in his league even during the early days. A genius, Buddy Rich started playing drums in vaudeville as "Traps, the Drum Wonder" when he was only 18 months old; he was completely self-taught. Rich performed in vaudeville throughout his childhood and developed into...
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