Rich and Famous (Buddy Rich album)

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Rich and Famous
BuddyRich RichAndFamous.jpg
Studio album by Buddy Rich
Released 1983
Recorded HMC Studios, Charlotte, North Carolina
Genre Jazz
Length 35:29
Label Amway
Producer Alan Kaufman, John La Barbera
Buddy Rich chronology
Live at the 1982 Montreal Jazz Festival
Rich and Famous
Mr. Drums: Live on King Street...
Alternate cover / title
HMC Records release
Alternate cover / title
Synergie OMP digital release
Alternate cover
Synergie OMP digital release

Rich and Famous is a recording made by jazz drummer Buddy Rich released in 1983. Originally released by Amway in the US, it has since been re-issued under different titles by different labels (The Magic of Buddy Rich (HMC Records), Buddy Rich, The Man (Synergie OMP), ...).

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Red Snapper" (Bobby Shew) – 4:34
  2. "Time Will Tell" (Joe Roccisano) – 5:07
  3. "Ballad Of The Matador" (Frank Strazzeri) – 5:23
  4. "Dancing Man" (Pat LaBarbera) – 4:59

LP side B:

  1. "Cotton Tail" (Duke Ellington) – 5:05
  2. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) – 5:34
  3. "Manhattan: The City/Central Park" (Dave Panichi) – 4:47


  • Buddy Rich – leader, drums
  • The Buddy Rich Big Band:
  • Trumpets: Andy Gravish, Doug Clark, Dana Watson, Jeff Folkens
  • Trombones: Dave Panichi, Mike Davis, George Gesslein (bass trb.)
  • Alto Sax: Mark Lopeman, Leon Green
  • Tenor Sax: Steve Marcus, Andy Sterman
  • Bari Sax: Keith Bishop
  • Piano: Lee Musiker
  • Bass: Dave Carpenter


Personnel from Clarence Hintze's Discography of Buddy Rich from the book "Mister, I Am The Band!" (ISBN 0-7935-8243-1)

  • Rich & Famous (TKO Magnum / Meteor – MTLP 004) 1996
  • The Magic of Buddy Rich (HMC Records HM-83-1010)
  • Buddy Rich: The Man (Synergie OMP / One Media Publishing)
  • Rich and Famous at