Tag Archives: Tonight Show

The Strange 1972 TV Appearance of Buddy Rich

SKF NOTE: Starting with the album cover, continuing with the opening sound of Buddy Rich’s sticks on his hi-hat cymbal bell(s) on Side 1 Track 1’s “Space Shuttle,” Buddy’s 1972 “Stick It” album is excellent. I bought the album when … Continue reading

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Ed Shaughnessy Launches ‘Energy Force’ Big Band

SKF NOTE: An pre-internet example of how drummers kept up with news of our favorite players. This December 19, 1974 Down Beat magazine release about Ed Shaughnessy‘s “new 17-piece ensemble” Energy Force has a photo of Mr. Shaughnessy worth studying. … Continue reading

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Ed Shaughnessy and Rogers Drums (1970)

SKF NOTE: Ed Shaughnessy was a role model for drummers aspiring to be all-around professional drummers. I always studied Ed with The Tonight Show band, and I even found two old jazz albums with Ed on drums when such albums were … Continue reading

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