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Broadside of the Month Club: Clams!!. No.9/Sep / Buddy Rich., 2005

Identifier: CC-48609-69641

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Scope and Contents

Buddy Rich (1917-1987) was considered one of the best jazz drummers of all time. He also led a big band. Although Rich was usually helpful and friendly, he had a short temper. In many instances, he took advantage of the respect he commanded. While he threatened many times to fire members of his band, he seldom did so, and for the most part he lauded his band members during television and print interviews. Rich's temper, mercurial attitude and imposing personality are attested to in secret recordings members of his band made of some of tantrums on tour buses and backstage. These recordings, long circulated in bootleg form, have done much to fuel the reputation of Rich's personality. The tapes were popular with comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David who used his foul language almost verbatim. This broadside is a printing of one such example. Note that one cardboard folder houses all the Broadsides of the Month. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2005



0 See container summary (1 broadside (letterpress) in folder (cardboard, label)) ; 27.8 x 16.6 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

drawer 2nd bedr

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Pasadena, California : X-Ray Book Co..General: About 100 total copies. 51 number copy. General: Added by RUTH; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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