Sept 30, 2009: BR, 92 years. I'm just
SO glad I got to know you a little bit and I am forever deeply
grateful for your encouraging words to a young drummer!!
And to all of you saying Buddy was a SOB and
everything you really know about him is what you heard on "the
bus tapes"! You're entitled to an opinion when you can play like
he did, when you have the experience he had. I knew him - he was
the kindest guy I ever met in my life. He could tell how much I
loved music, the way he played it, and he liked me for that!
Today, being a big band leader myself, I can understand the
frustration when my name's on the billboard and people in my
play their parts... And that's being said from my humble level.
Think about it! //Roger
(Check out my
big band page, so far only in Swedish but I'm sure you'll get
most of it anyway!)
The new one! Check it out. You need to register as a
member but that's not too hard, is it? At least it'll
keep the board clean. I suggest we keep a nice tone
towards each other and show respect to other peoples
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let us know.
Meanwhile - Let's exchange thoughts and views. Board is
new, so get
busy! We can always discuss subjects that may not be
appropriate in other boards...
For instance - How much of Buddy's recordings should be made
available ASAP? Or, how fun/interesting is it to see/hear
Buddy's charts played by rock drummers?
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