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The Best Buddy Rich Albums of All Time

Updated August 19, 2019 388 votes 108 voters 7.8k views43 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

List of the best Buddy Rich albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Buddy Rich discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Buddy Rich albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Buddy Rich singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Buddy Rich album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Buddy Rich album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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    The Roar of '74

    Buddy Rich
    30
    4

    Release Date1974

    TracksWaltz of the Mushroom Hunters, Senator Sam, Backwoods Sideman

    LabelGroove Merchant

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Release Date1966

    TracksWhat'd I Say, Sister Sadie, Apples (aka Gino)

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Big Swing Face

    The Buddy Rich Big Band
    15
    3

    Release Date1967

    TracksMexicali Nose, The Beat Goes On, Bugle Call Rag

  • 6
    14
    2

    Release Date1971

    TracksDomino, Superstar, Paul's Tune

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Blues Caravan

    Buddy Rich
    14
    5

    Release Date1962

    TracksI Remember Clifford, Blowin’ the Blues Away, BR Blues

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Rich Versus Roach

    Max Roach, Buddy Rich
    16
    8

    Release Date1959

    TracksYesterdays, Sleep, Limehouse Blues

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Class of '78

    Buddy Rich
    12
    2

    Release Date1977

    TracksFiesta, Funk City Ola, Bouncin' With Bud

    Genres (Music)Jazz

  • 10

    The Sounds of '66

    Sammy Davis, Jr.
    10
    2

    Release Date1966

    TracksWhat Did I Have That I Didn't Have?, What the World Needs Now Is Love, Once in Love With Amy

    Genres (Music)Jazz, Vocal jazz

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    Release Date1977

    TracksNo Jive, Kong, Lush Life

    LabelRCA Records

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Buddy and Sweets

    Harry "Sweets" Edison, Buddy Rich
    4
    2

    Release Date1955

    TracksNice Work If You Can Get It, Yellow Rose of Brooklyn, Now's the Time

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Richcraft

    Buddy Rich
    3
    2

    Release Date1959

    TracksCherokee, Yardbird Suite, Richcraft

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Speak No Evil

    Buddy Rich
    3
    3

    Release Date1976

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    In Miami

    The Chosen Few
    0
    1

    Release Date1976

    TracksNight and Day, Funky Buttercup, Candy I'm So Daggone Mixed Up

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    No Funny Hats

    Buddy Rich
    4
    1

    Release Date2004

    TracksSomeday My Prince Will Come, West Side Story Suite, Slow Funk

  • 21

    Release Date1957

    TracksJump for Me, Down for Double, Ain't It the Truth

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Together Again for the First Time

    Pulley
    2
    0

    Release Date2001

    TracksLeather Face, Fuel, Empty

    LabelEpitaph Europe

    Genres (Music)Punk rock

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    9
    0

    Release Date1975

    TracksThree Day Sucker, Ease on Down the Road, Pieces of Dreams

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    The Driver

    Terry Reid
    0
    2

    TracksThe Whole of the Moon, Laugh at Life, Gimme Some Lovin'

    Length (mins)00:45:20

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    That's Rich

    Buddy Rich
    2
    0

    Release Date2003

    TracksYour Father's Moustache, That's Rich, Donna Lee