Buddy Rich on Seinfeld

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I don’t think he was “mean” to anyone...demanding, a straight shooter with strong opinions...yes. Remember, he was talking about country music of that era...the “Hee Haw” years. He had a strong opinion about musical sophistication. Country music today is a much more sophisticated animal. I still personally don’t care for it, but that’s my personal musical opinion. I think you’re trolling for controversy here, which you are known for doing before. IMHO, of course.
I disagree, as he was mean to a lot of people.
I agree with Vistalite Black. Calling Glen Campbell an unschooled hillbilly is funny coming from an unschooled (insert your own inflammatory remark).
 

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I got a chuckle out of the kitchen guy cutting through to the back room to the get the jars of olives (or whatever)

I wonder if Joe ever showed up? I'll bet he made a F_-#!> maniac out of him.
Joe's right behind him with the camera! LMAO!
 

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I remember seeing the clip of him....BR...lambasting "both" kinds of music...country and western, and thinking what a condescending, myopic ass. He just pontificates on one kind of music. The ultimate "jazz snob"? At least he had the goods to back it up so he had us there.
Sure he was a bitchin' drummer (especially when playing a whole bunch of notes), but it's a shame that he never quite understood the complexity and space of a "simple" groove or music.
Maybe though he was a closet boom/bap or country shuffle fellow......tapes yet to be discovered and released. How cool would that be.....the long lost Buddy Rich at the Opry sessions.....featuring Glen Campbell and Roy Clarke......
bt
 

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I remember seeing the clip of him....BR...lambasting "both" kinds of music...country and western, and thinking what a condescending, myopic ass. He just pontificates on one kind of music. The ultimate "jazz snob"? At least he had the goods to back it up so he had us there.
Sure he was a bitchin' drummer (especially when playing a whole bunch of notes), but it's a shame that he never quite understood the complexity and space of a "simple" groove or music.
Maybe though he was a closet boom/bap or country shuffle fellow......tapes yet to be discovered and released. How cool would that be.....the long lost Buddy Rich at the Opry sessions.....featuring Glen Campbell and Roy Clarke......
bt
Have you ever listened to a Buddy Rich Big Band album? Put Big Swing Face on and tell me he didn't understand groove and space. If you only watch his solos you are missing 99% of what made him an amazing drummer. For a guy known now for his chops, his ride cymbal pulse was amazing in how HARD it swung.

Many modern players could learn a thing or two about swing by checking out Buddy's playing.
 
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