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Buddy Rich: West Side Story Drum Solo

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Published on Feb 24, 2010

One of the most famous drum solos of all time from one of the greatest drummers of all time - Buddy Rich and his band performing "West Side Story"!

This solo, excerpted from the "Buddy Rich: At the Top" DVD, is just one of many solos and songs available on this amazing DVD.

More information on this DVD at HudsonMusic.com!

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Tim McGuire
My Dad took me to this show and I got to meet Buddy at the bar at his break. He autographed my Remo practice pad and man was I awe struck! He was a very nice guy to a shy 12 year old. Icing on the cake was a very stoned, red eyed gentleman who grabbed my pad and signed it too. Ends up that man was Jo Jones! I still have my pad and you can barely see me in the back of the lounge. I wasn't  allowed to stand near the bar during the show. Man what a great night with my Dad!
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Emman Mingo
Whiplash Brought me here
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Oliver Roy
Whiplash didn't bring me here, but I assume the last scene was inspired by this performance? The sweat, his expression, the way he slowed down the tempo then brought it back. Gave me the same chills.
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Sal Guglielmino
No one will ever touch this guy for technique. Period.
Henrique Montalvão
The day this happened the expression "Oh my God" changed to "Oh my Buddy"
Shannon K.
Gets no better than this....you can see the expressions on the faces of the other musicians. Great stuff. I read that Buddy Rich never practiced either. Pure natural talent.
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Massimo Urban
However good he may have been, there is simply no excuse for that haircut.
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Joel herbon
2:40 to 4:52 They wanted to test the resistance of the drum kit so they called Buddy lol
zack khan
alien drummer !!!
J. Franco
3:43 you knew the soft single strokes were finished when you hear that violent kick of the bass drum.
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