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Buddy Rich 100th Birthday Retrospective

Preorder Now Available For The 100th Birthday Retrospective!

September 30, 2017 marked what would have been the 100th Birthday of celebrated drummer and bandleader, Buddy Rich. His Centennial Year, which will run through September 30, 2018, will be celebrated with the release of a number of new audio, video, and merchandise items, and honored by this page on pledgemusic.com.

Buddy Rich, whom Gene Krupa defined as “the greatest drummer to ever draw breath,” was honored with a President’s Special Merit award GRAMMY along with three Grammy Nominations. He was inducted into theDownbeat Magazine, Modern Drummer and Playboy Halls of Fame. Buddy received the Jazz Unlimited Immortals of Jazz Award and awards for his philanthropic efforts. He was named “Greatest Drummer of All Time” by Modern Drummer magazine. 

Cathy Rich, Buddy’s daughter, who toured and sang with the Buddy Rich Band at an early age, has kept the music playing. The Buddy Rich Band, featuring amazing drummer Gregg Potter, employs some of Buddy’s alumni musicians, and tours constantly around the world. They have kept Buddy’s spirit alive, along with his band, and you can experience big band magic at every show.

In honor of Buddy’s Centennial, a flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol on Buddy’s birthday, September 30, when the commemoration of his Centennial was read into the official Congressional record where it will be a permanent part of the United States archive for all time.

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Birdland Bundle - CD

Birdland Bundle - CD
$55
55.00
Available

Birdland – CD

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour T-Shirt

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour Canvas Totebag

This rare and all original production was recorded with Buddy’s permission by bandmate Alan Gauvin, who has also now mixed and edited the project together.

Birdland Bundle - LP

Birdland Bundle - LP
$60
60.00
Available

Birdland – Vinyl

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour T-Shirt

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour Canvas Totebag

This rare and all original production was recorded with Buddy’s permission by bandmate Alan Gauvin, who has also now mixed and edited the project together.

All Birdland Bundle - CD

All Birdland Bundle - CD
$84
84.00
Available

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour T-Shirt

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour Hat

Birdland – CD

Canvas Totebag

This rare and all original production was recorded with Buddy’s permission by bandmate Alan Gauvin, who has also now mixed and edited the project together.

All Birdland Bundle - LP

All Birdland Bundle - LP
$89
89.00
Available

Birdland – Vinyl

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour T-Shirt

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour Hat

Canvas Totebag

This rare and all original production was recorded with Buddy’s permission by bandmate Alan Gauvin, who has also now mixed and edited the project together.

Birdland - CD

Birdland - CD
$15
15.00
Available

Birdland – CD

This rare and all original production was recorded with Buddy’s permission by bandmate Alan Gauvin, who has also now mixed and edited the project together.

The Lost Tapes - CD

The Lost Tapes - CD
$15
15.00
Available

In April 1985 — two years before his untimely passing — Buddy Rich and his band recorded a concert at One Pass Productions’ King Street Studio in San Francisco using state-of-the-art equipment designed to capture the band in a typically live setting with natural acoustic balances and three-dimensional imaging.

The Solos - CD

The Solos - CD
$15
15.00
Available

The Solos – CD. From the archives – Buddy’s best solos remastered!

No Funny Hats - CD

No Funny Hats - CD
$15
15.00
Available

No Funny Hats – CD

Time Out - CD

Time Out - CD
$15
15.00
Available

Time Out – CD

Birdland - Vinyl

Birdland - Vinyl
$20
20.00
Available

Birdland – Vinyl

This rare and all original production was recorded with Buddy’s permission by bandmate Alan Gauvin, who has also now mixed and edited the project together.

The Lost Tapes - Vinyl

The Lost Tapes - Vinyl
$25
25.00
Available

The Lost Tapes – In April 1985 — two years before his untimely passing — Buddy Rich and his band recorded a concert at One Pass Productions’ King Street Studio in San Francisco using state-of-the-art equipment designed to capture the band in a typically live setting with natural acoustic balances and three-dimensional imaging.

The Lost Tapes DVD

The Lost Tapes        DVD
$20
20.00
Available

The Lost Tapes – DVD

This disc is compatible with NTSC players.

Full one hour concert digitally restored.

Channel One Suite - DVD

Channel One Suite - DVD
$20
20.00
Available

Channel One Suite – DVD

This disc is compatible with NTSC players.

The Lost Tapes – DVD

This disc is compatible with NTSC players.

Full one hour concert digitally restored.

Buddy Rich 100th Anniversary Snare Drum 2017

Buddy Rich 100th Anniversary Snare Drum 2017
$875+
875.00
Available

The Buddy Rich Snare drum consists of a single-ply AL13 Trick shell finished with the blue tinted white marine pearl Buddy loved and was known for. The drum also features retro beaver tail style lugs and a Trick GS007 throw off which has Buddy’s signature and dates laser engraved. Trick, which is world renown for their metal working prowess designed and machined the BR shield badge for a truly unique and stunning identifier. Inside, each drum is signed personally by Cathy Rich and has a separate numbered badge with Buddy’s signature.

Buddy Rich Drum Company 5" X 14" or 6.5" X 14" Snare Drum

Buddy Rich Drum Company 5" X 14" or 6.5" X 14" Snare Drum
$1,625
1625.00
Available

All Buddy Rich Drum Company Snare drums are custom made by craftsmen here in the U.S.A Both the 5" and 6.5" snare drums come with 8 ply maple shells, Custom Buddy Rich graphics set on a White Marine Pearl base around the whole drum, 45 degree bearing edges, a pre sanded snare bed, 2.3 chrome triple flange chrome hoops, 10 chrome tube lugs, Custom Aquarian Buddy Rich white coated single ply batter heads and clear Buddy Rich snare bottom heads, and a TRICK GS 007 snare strainer with 20 strand snares. Also a custom numbered BR Badge with your name on it. Sounds incredible, Play it live or use it as a show piece. This instrument is a One Of A Kind piece made especially for you the Buddy Rich Fan!!!

Buddy Rich Signature Drum Sticks

Buddy Rich Signature Drum Sticks
$75
75.00
5 left

Vic Firth Buddy Rich Model Drumsticks. White coated Hickory, wood tip. Sticks designed with the modern drummer in mind. A mix between a 5A and 5B, with a smooth unique bead just like Buddy played in his 1980’s Ludwig days.

Drumsticks by Vic Firth

Drumsticks by Vic Firth
$50
50.00
Available

Drumsticks by Vic Firth

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour T-Shirt

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour  T-Shirt
$25
25.00
Available

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour T-Shirt

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour Hat

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour Hat
$30
30.00
Available

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour

Canvas Totebag

Canvas Totebag
$18
18.00
Available

Buddy Rich Band 100th Anniversary Tour Totebag

Humes & Berg Vintage Fibre Buddy Rich Band Snare Case

Humes & Berg Vintage Fibre Buddy Rich Band Snare Case
$200
200.00
100 left

Humes & Berg Vintage style Fibre case custom made to fit any snare drum. 7 X 14. Padded construction inside with Buddy Rich Band stencil just like Buddy used for his whole career. Carry your drum like BR did. Case is ready to use and display. Name and numbered personalized badge. Limited run case. Be among the first 100.

The Lost Tapes - Test Pressing

The Lost Tapes - Test Pressing
$150
150.00
Available

The Lost Tapes – Test Pressing

Birdland - Test Pressing

Birdland - Test Pressing
$250
250.00
6 left

Birdland – Test Pressing

Channel One Set - Test Pressing

Channel One Set - Test Pressing
$150
150.00
20 left

Channel One Set – Test Pressing

Reel to Reel Birdland

Reel to Reel Birdland
$500
500.00
1 left

Reel to Reel Birdland.

Pledger will be contacted regarding shipping expenses this item after pledging.

Test Pressings Collection

Test Pressings Collection
$525
525.00
6 left

Channel One – Test Pressing

Birdland – Test Pressing

The Lost Tapes – Test Pressing

Canvas Totebag

Vinyl Collection + Buddy Tote Bag

Vinyl Collection + Buddy Tote Bag
$54
54.00
Available

Birdland – Vinyl

The Lost Tapes – Vinyl

Canvas Buddy Logo Tote Bag

The Lost Tapes & Channel One Suite DVD Value Bundle

The Lost Tapes & Channel One Suite DVD Value Bundle
$48
48.00
Available

The Lost Tapes – DVD

This disc is compatible with NTSC players.

The Channel One Suite – DVD

This disc is compatible with NTSC players.

CD Collection

CD Collection
$55
55.00
Available

No Funny Hats – CD

Time Out – CD

The Solos – CD

Birdland – CD

Online Music Lesson

Online Music Lesson
$500
500.00
Available

An hour drum lesson via Skype or Facetime with Gregg!

VIP Concert Experience

VIP Concert Experience
$500+
500.00
Available

Front row seat at a BRB concert, with a Meet and Greet.

Dinner With Cathy and Gregg

Dinner With Cathy and Gregg
$5,000
5000.00
Available

Dinner With Cathy and Gregg

Sit In With The Band on Stage

Sit In With The Band on Stage
$5,000
5000.00
1 left

Sit in with the band on stage for a song!!

Full Band House Concert

Full Band House Concert
$50,000
50000.00
Available

You can hire the whole band to play at a private party!

Travel expenses not included.

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