Traps - The Drum Wonder: The Life of Buddy Rich Hardcover

Traps - The Drum Wonder: The Life of Buddy Rich Hardcover

by Mel Torme
     
 

(Book). Now back in print, this bestseller by Mel Torme is a brilliant biography of his friend of forty years, Buddy Rich, who was one of the most famous drummers of the Swing Era, having starred in the Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey bands. His career started when he was two years old in his parents' Vaudeville act, and by the time he was four he was the highest paid… See more details below

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(Book). Now back in print, this bestseller by Mel Torme is a brilliant biography of his friend of forty years, Buddy Rich, who was one of the most famous drummers of the Swing Era, having starred in the Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey bands. His career started when he was two years old in his parents' Vaudeville act, and by the time he was four he was the highest paid child performer in the world. The Buddy Rich story is a fascinating one, as much for what it says about the world of American music and entertainment as for the remarkable life it portrays. Drawing from interviews and many personal reminiscences, Torme packs this biography with vivid, often funny, anecdotes. His personal touch and his in-depth knowledge of jazz make for a moving, insightful, and often hilarious biography. 233 pages, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 Softcover

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888408034
Publisher:
Rebeats Publications
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Biographies and Commentary: Pop/Rock/Jazz Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.77(d)

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