The Entrepreneur of Rhythm

Monday, October 31, 2011
Posted in category Music

The guy who many consider to be the world’s greatest drummer, Buddy Rich, left us almost twenty-five years ago. Yet, thanks to instant media and a set of high-quality and affordable Klipsch computer speakers, his memory lives on in style. If there has ever been a better drum solo, I haven’t seen or heard it. Buddy was inspired by a previous master, Gene Krupa.

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4 Responses to The Entrepreneur of Rhythm

  1. Steve says:

    October 31st, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I like Taylor Swift. Despite her appeal to the teen-aged girl demographic – and lack of vocal range – she inspires me with the sincerity of her vocals and clean cut image that is anathema to our increasingly degraded culture. So my middle aged contemporaries can make fun of my fascination with her bubble gum pop tunes – I just smile and think… I DON’T CARE! Long live Taylor Swift.

  2. steven says:

    November 1st, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I had the pleasure of seeing Buddy Rich live at a free concert in Kansas City in the mid 1970′s. He had an open microphone that he used both to speak to the audience and to curse at his fellow band members. It was a wonderful concert, although I don’t think that the parents who brought their children were real happy with him.

  3. Carl Bowen says:

    November 2nd, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Karen,
    Thanks for the diversion. Buddy Rich is always incredible to watch and listen to. He was also a tremendous influence on Neil Peart, the drummer of the rock band Rush and considered by many to be the best rock drummer in the world. That influence is easily seen in this drum solo at a recent David Letterman appearance.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWyABiUpihs

    As Rush’s primary lyricist, Peart has penned many libertarian-minded songs including The Trees, Freewill and Farewell to Kings, all of which deserve space on every lover of liberty’s digital media player of choice.

    I’ve been enjoying your work here and on LRC for some time now. Keep up the great work!

    Carl

  4. Charlie McDanger says:

    November 4th, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Technical skill, indeed. For pure entertainment value, my money is on this guy: http://youtu.be/6DVbt5W-DNc

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