Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live on King Street

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Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live on King Street
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Live album by Buddy Rich
Released 1985
Recorded 3 April 1985, San Francisco One Pass King Street Studios Soundstage
Genre Jazz
Length 102:26
Label Cafe (Mobile Fidelity)
Buddy Rich chronology
Rich and Famous
(1983)
Mr. Drums: ...Live on King Street
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich and His Band Live on King Street, The Channel One Set
Video by Buddy Rich
Recorded 3 April 1985
Genre Jazz
Label Pioneer Artists, Sony
Buddy Rich and His Band: The Lost West Side Story Tapes
Video by Buddy Rich
Recorded 3 April 1985
Genre Jazz
Label Hudson Music, Lightyear

Mr. Drums: Live on King Street is a 1985 recording made by jazz drummer Buddy Rich and his Big Band. It is the final album released during Rich's lifetime.

Release history[edit]

A 3 LP and 2 CD audio album was initially released by Cafe Records (a division of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab), and a video of the "Channel One" set was released by Pioneer Video (LaserDisc) and Sony (videocassette). The Channel One set was eventually re-issued on DVD as were the remaining tracks (the West Side Story set aka "The Lost Tapes").

Track listing[edit]

3 LP release[edit]

Disc 1, side A:

  1. "Machine" (Reddie) – 3:14
  2. "Best Coast" (LaBarbera) – 3:57
  3. "One O' Clock Jump" (Basie) – 7:49
  4. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills) – 5:17

Disc 1, side B:

  1. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (Lennon, McCartney) – 3:15
  2. "Love for Sale" (Porter) – 4:05
  3. "No Exit" (Cunliffe) – 6:44

Disc 2, side A:

  1. "Mexicali Nose" (Betts) – 2:58
  2. "Willowcrest" (Bob Florence) – 4:21
  3. "'Round Midnight" (Hanighen, Monk, Williams) – 5:34
  4. "Cotton Tail" – (Ellington) – 4:59

Disc 2, side B:

  1. "New Blues" (Piestrup) – 7:28
  2. "Tee Bag" (Mainieri) – 6:10
  3. "The Red Snapper" (Shew) – 4:50

Disc 3, side A:

  1. "Channel One Suite" (Reddie) – 16:14

Disc 3, side B:

  1. "West Side Story" (Overture and Medley) (Bernstein, Sondheim) – 15:31

2 CD release[edit]

Disc 1 (The "Channel One Suite" set)

  1. "Machine" (Reddie) – 3:14
  2. "Best Coast" (LaBarbera) – 3:57
  3. "One O' Clock Jump" (Basie) – 7:49
  4. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills) – 5:17
  5. "Norwegian Wood" (Lennon, McCartney) – 3:15
  6. "Love For Sale" (Porter) – 4:05
  7. "No Exit" (Cunliffe) – 6:44
  8. "Channel One Suite" (Reddie) – 16:14

Disc 2 (The "West Side Story" set)

  1. "Mexicali Nose" (Betts) – 2:58
  2. "Willowcrest" (Florence) – 4:21
  3. "'Round Midnight" (Hanighen, Monk, Williams) – 5:34
  4. "Cotton Tail" – (Ellington) – 4:59
  5. "New Blues" (Piestrup) – 7:28
  6. "Tee Bag" (Mainieri) – 6:10
  7. "The Red Snapper" (Shew) – 4:50
  8. "West Side Story" (Overture and Medley) (Bernstein, Sondheim) – 15:31

Video releases[edit]

  • Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich and His Band Live on King Street, The Channel One Set aka ...The Channel One Suite
(musical number contents same as Disc 1 of the CD release)
  • Buddy Rich and His Band: The Lost West Side Story Tapes aka ...The Lost Tapes
(musical number contents same as Disc 2 of the CD release)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Mr. Drums: Live on King Street, San Francisco > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 24 October 2011.