Drum heroes week: Buddy Rich's greatest drum battles

Buddy vs Louie, Gene, Animal and more

Drum Heroes Week Buddy Rich s greatest drum battles
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Our Drums Heroes Week would, of course, not be complete without a tip of our hat to the man that is still considered by drummers the world over as the greatest ever – Buddy Rich.

In honour the ultimate drum hero we've picked out some of our favourite Buddy Rich drum battles. Just sit back and enjoy this little lot.

Buddy and Gene Krupa

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-GoQWjH56k

Buddy and Jerry Lee Lewis

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=141o_jwG7cA

Buddy and Animal (aka Ronnie Verrell!)

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHOej4eG9i0

Buddy and Louie Bellson

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCLDX2FzPt4

Buddy and Elvin Jones and Art Blakey

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqf-E8UDDJ0

Buddy and Ed Shaughnessy

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QXdi25469U