Richcraft

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Richcraft
Studio album by Buddy Rich
Released 1959
Recorded April 9–10, 1959
Genre Jazz
Length 33:59
Label Mercury
Producer Jack Tracy
Buddy Rich chronology
Buddy Rich in Miami
(1959)
Richcraft
(1959)
Rich Versus Roach
(1959)
Alternate release
Wing Records LP cover
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Richcraft is a 1959 studio big band album by Buddy Rich and a big band / orchestra with arrangements by Ernie Wilkins.[2] A nearly identical album, titled The Rich Rebellion was released by Wing Records without "I Want a Little Girl" but with two additional tracks from an April, 1960 (Septet) recording session ("That's Rich Man" and "Astronaut").[3]

Track listing[edit]

Richcraft[edit]

LP Side A

  1. "Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)" (Ballard MacDonald, James F. Hanley) – 3:38
  2. "Richcraft" (Ernie Wilkins) – 3:06
  3. "Sweets Tooth" (Ernie Wilkins) – 4:01
  4. "Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!" (Ballard MacDonald, Joseph Meyer, Billy Rose) – 3:04
  5. "Yardbird Suite" (Charlie Parker) – 2:59

LP Side B

  1. "Cherokee (Indian Love Song)" (Ray Noble) – 4:08
  2. "I Want a Little Girl" (Billy Moll, Murray Mencher) – 4:12
  3. "From the Sticks" (Ernie Wilkins) [4] – 4:42
  4. "Song of the Islands" (Charles E. King) – 4:09

The Rich Rebellion[edit]

LP Side A

  1. "Indiana" ("Back Home Again In Indiana") – 3:38
  2. "That's Rich Man" – 5:26
  3. "Sweets Tooth" – 4:01
  4. "Song Of The Islands" – 4:09
  5. "From The Sticks" – 4:42

LP Side B

  1. "Astronaut" – 7:36
  2. "Richcraft" – 3:06
  3. "Yardbird Suite" – 2:59
  4. "Cherokee" – 4:08
  5. "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie" – 3:04

Personnel[edit]

Septet (only) on "That's Rich Man" and "Astronaut":

References[edit]

  • Mercury MG 20451 (mono)
  • Mercury SR 60136 (stereo)
  • Wing SRW 16407 (stereo)