Rich Versus Roach

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Rich versus Roach
BuddyRich RichVsRoach plus.jpg
Studio album by Buddy Rich and Max Roach
Released 1959
Recorded 1959
Genre Jazz
Length 32:58
Label Mercury
Producer Jack Tracy
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Rich versus Roach is a 1959 studio album by drummers Buddy Rich and Max Roach with their respective bands of the time.[2] The album is mixed with each of the two bands in a different stereo channel.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A

  1. "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)" (Louis Prima) – 4:06
  2. "The Casbah" (Gigi Gryce) – 4:25
  3. "Sleep" (Earl Lebieg) – 3:15
  4. "Figure Eights" (Buddy Rich, Max Roach) – 4:26

LP side B

  1. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 4:15[3]
  2. "Big Foot" (Charlie Parker) – 4:59
  3. "Limehouse Blues" (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber) – 3:42
  4. "Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye" (Ernie Erdman, Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn, Robert A. K. King) – 3:50

CD re-issue with alternate versions

  1. "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)" (alt. take) – 4:22
  2. "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)" – 4:08
  3. "The Casbah" – 4:28
  4. "The Casbah" (alt. take) – 4:58
  5. "Sleep" – 3:18
  6. "Figure Eights" – 4:30
  7. "Yesterdays" – 5:41
  8. "Big Foot" – 5:00
  9. "Big Foot" (alt. take) – 5:14
  10. "Limehouse Blues" – 3:56
  11. "Limehouse Blues" (alt. take) – 3:43
  12. "Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye" – 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Rich's band

Roach's band

technical personnel

  • Gigi Gryce - arranger
  • Bill Stoddard - engineer
  • Jack Tracy - producer, liner notes
  • Kiyoshi "Boxman" Koyama - compilation, research

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rich versus Roach at AllMusic
  3. ^ At least one source lists a very different length for "Yesterdays" on the LP. 5:43 vs. 4:15, 4:15
  • Mercury MG-20448 (original LP)
  • Mercury 826987-2 (CD)