The Swinging Buddy Rich

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The Swinging Buddy Rich
Studio album by Buddy Rich
Released 1954
Recorded Los Angeles 1953 August 21 (tracks 1-3), 1954 August 27 (tracks 4-6), 1955 August 26 (tracks 7, 8), 1955 September 1 (track 9)
Genre Jazz
Length 24:50 (initial 10" release)
Label Norgran
Producer Norman Granz
Buddy Rich chronology
The Flip Phillips Buddy Rich Trio
(1953)
The Swinging Buddy Rich
(1954)
Sing and Swing with Buddy Rich
(1955)

The Swinging Buddy Rich is a jazz album of songs recorded in Los Angeles in 1953 and 1954 by Buddy Rich with Harry "Sweets" Edison and others. The first 6 tracks were released on a 10 inch Norgran Records LP in 1954.[1] An expanded 12 inch Norgran LP version with 3 additional tracks from 1955 was later released.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let's Fall in Love" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 2:50
  2. "Me and My Jaguar" (Rich) – 3:48
  3. "Just Blues" (Edison, Rich) – 6:27
  4. "Sweets' Opus No. 1" (Edison) – 2:37
  5. "Strike It Rich" (Johnny Mandel) – 6:32
  6. "Sportin' Life" ("Sweetie Pie") (Edison) – 2:36
  7. "Sonny and Sweets" (Rich, Edison) – 4:42
  8. "The Two Mothers" (Rich, Edison) – 6:01
  9. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 7:02

tracks 1-3 = side A of the original 10" LP release (Norgran MGN 26)
tracks 4-6 = side B of the original release

Personnel[edit]

tracks 1-3 (recorded 1953):[2]

tracks 4-6 (recorded 1954):

tracks 7-9 (recorded 1955):

  • Buddy Rich – drums
  • Harry "Sweets" Edison – trumpet
  • John Simmons – bass
  • Jimmy Rowles – piano
  • Sonny Criss – alto saxophone (tracks 7, 8)
  • Barney Kesselguitar (track 9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Billboard magazine 1954 October 16 edition, p. 40
  2. ^ The Swinging Buddy Rich at jazzdisco.org
  • Norgran MGN 26 (original 1954 10 inch LP release)
  • Norgran MGN 1052 (expanded 12 inch LP release)
  • Verve MGV 8142 (1957 re-issue)