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Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, et al
« on: January 13, 2012, 08:57:24 am »
Here's a fantastic drum solo by the legendary Buddy Rich:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmUbYiFXT_0&feature=related

As we all know, Gene Krupa was a major influence on Mel Taylor.  We should post a few Gene Krupa links here.
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Re: Buddy Rich
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 09:07:14 am »

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Re: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, et al
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 09:38:56 am »
The second one is THE ONE I'm familiar with.  It was part of a threesome- Sammy Davis Jr. just prior to this footage TAP DANCED while both drummers
did a bit more than manage to keep up the same tempo.    Years ago I didn't act on the opportunity to purchase the few video clips compiled of their
great drum battles thru the years.  There are two CD's available of the studio pairings & I do have those.  It's no secret that Buddy Rich toned down
his playing just a bit when squared off with "the man solely responsible for the drum solo within a song."  Krupa was self-taught & to my knowledge
couldn't read music.  That's really why Rich had the edge.  Both had blazing hand speed.  Favorite cut ever heard with both blazin' away- JUMPING AT
THE WOODSIDE with none other than Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Eldridge & Flip Phillips.  Gene was also a fan of the 'small kit' setup so you
weren't likely to catch him with the Louie Bellson double bass drum setup.  In fact very rarely did I see Buddy behind the larger kits!

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Re: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, et al
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 07:55:53 pm »
Been particularly enjoying the YouTube of Mel Taylor and Max Weinburg, of Bruce Springstein's E Street Band and leader of Conan O'Briens Late Night band. He played a Ventures hit (I recall maybe incorrectly WDR) and he and Conan made brief comments about Mel's death ... but that isn't on You Tube. The Ink interview is one of the better band member talks I ever read. Substantive.

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Re: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, et al
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 11:13:18 pm »
Your posting suggests you're aware of THE VENTURES 30TH ANN. SUPER SESSION
video which features a tons of guest guitarists as well.   

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Re: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, et al
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 12:29:05 am »
No, I never knew a 30th Anniversary session even existed! Love to see it/ hear it. Have we discussed the Weinberg/ Taylor session videos on this site or UF? (I'm new to this.) If not, should I try to track it down again on YouTube and A.)  try to post a link, or address here on FOTV, or, B.) Do we download from there and place it physically on this site (as if placing it on my own hard drive or flash) ? It was pretty early, with I recollect Nokie on lead and Bob B. actually sorta gently dancing. Nokie, needless to say, wasn't moving much (well his hands were) but he did actually smile widely or maybe even grinned. Don was, of course, doing all of the above. They were playing Wipeout.

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Re: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, et al
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 10:08:56 am »
Yes- go ahead & try to post the actual YOUTUBE CLIP. 
But while you're at it, look for HAWAII 5-0 as well with
Max & Mel.   Then E-mail me directly about details on the
30th Ann. project.   

tabalt11@yahoo.com

Regards, Tom