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 #12796  by spilly
 Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:45 pm
I have officially fallen in love with Buddy Rich.
I've know about him for years due to that fact that my brothers a drummer and he preaches the gospel according to Buddy.
However, it wasn't until recently when I was giving my brother a hard time, that he handed me a few cd's and told me to get high and enjoy. What a ride that was, If you not familiar with him I recomend downloading the tune Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. You'll love ever second of it.

I am a pinball machine, I can tell the difference between my belly button and my navel, ping-pong, pool cue, or a fooseball table.......Moe.

 #12811  by mutant_dan
 Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:31 am
I am not sure if it is true but I seem to remember that he would chant 'lamb chop, lamb chop, lamb chop' to keep time while playing..

 #12934  by spilly
 Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:36 am
I've never heard that, but I'll ask my brother.
seems like a strange thing to do

 #12950  by tigerstrat
 Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:14 pm
I always thought Joe Zawinul wrote Mercyx3? I heard a cool Bob Weir-sung version once, with Nightfood feat. Jaco Pastorius

Anyone ever hear that one stealth recording, made circa 1960's, of Buddy Rich haranguing his band backstage at a gig? He's livid, yelling at each of them in turn, and it's terrifically over-the-top abuse. I also remember him hosting the Muppet Show once.