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When Buddy played, he played all out,
by Al Hirt

When Buddy played, he played all out,
all the time.
It was a wonder he didn't keel over and die before he did.
- Al Hirt

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.
I never had any specific style.
- Al Hirt

I always smoked cigars.
I've smoked cigars with everybody in show business.
- Al Hirt

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players.
If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
- Whitey Herzog

 

As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three,
I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into
the business at the age of four as a singer.
- Mel Torme

Well I guess I like variety pretty much,
but I do enjoy this work very much.
Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance
to knock each other out It'just wonderful.
- Gene Krupa

I am looking forward to seeing my buddy Colin represent in front of Pacino.
That's sweet.
- Michelle Rodriguez

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Buddy Rich is one of a kind; he's a genius,
and that's all there is to it.
- Mel Torme

I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment
of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly.
But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music,
obviously.
- Warren Zevon

I don't like drum solos, to be honest with you,
but if anybody ever told me he didn't like Buddy Rich
I'd right away say go and see him,
at least the once.
- Charlie Watts

Buddy Holly and the early rock 'n' roll was no lighter than the way I play.
It's very minimal.
- Joni Mitchell

When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles,
Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon.
- Marc Maron

A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.
- Bill Toomey

I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie.
They said no.
So I wanted to do it as a series of recurring TV movies,
and they said no.
So I agreed to do it as a series.
- Dennis Farina

Besides that, I felt guilty.
I thought for some reason...
I was alive, and Buddy and those boys were dead,
and I didn't know how, but somehow I'd caused it.
- Waylon Jennings

The first plane ride was in a homemade glider my buddy and I built.
Unfortunately we didn't get more than four feet off the ground,
because it crashed.
- Alan Shepard

Mainly what I learned from Buddy...
was an attitude.
He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn't have any barriers to it.
- Waylon Jennings

Buddy Guy finally got a break and made it.
And Buddy Guy deserves it.
- Luther Allison

My dog was with me all the time.
I talked to my dog.
She was my best buddy.
I shared all my secrets with her, but I don't think
I every really tried jokes out with the dog.
- Cathy Guisewite

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices:
take it or leave it.
- Buddy Hackett

As regards my feelings about drummers -
there's Buddy Rich,
and then there's everybody else.
- Mel Torme

Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time.
We could hardly get through it.
- Buddy Rice

Well, I never really practiced because I never had
the opportunity to practice.
- Buddy Rich

If anyone asks you what kind of music you play,
tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they
won't even let you in the hotel.
- Buddy Holly

But Buddy was an upper.
He was happy.
He loved music, and he was really happy.
I don't know...
I don't believe in reincarnation at all,
but if all that stuff is true, then he might have been on his last time around.
- Waylon Jennings

One summer I remember, I got exposed to Chuck Berry
and Buddy Holly and Buddy Holly was a very very big,
made a very big impression on me.
Because of a lot of things, you know,
the way he looked and his charisma.
- Eric Clapton

You only get better by playing.
- Buddy Rich

They're simply following what was laid down in front
and they play the same thing.
So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer.
- Buddy Rich

Without Elvis none of us could have made it.
- Buddy Holly

But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band.
- Buddy Rich

My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb,
and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the
label and bring something different to the label besides
the Hank Williams situation.
- Solomon Burke

I don't know how it would play out it the long run,
if I were go to series with the story,
I don't know.
I just miss Peter so much on a personal level,
that's about what I can say.
He's my buddy and I wish he were around.
- Andreas Katsulas

Death is very often referred to as a good career move.
- Buddy Holly

Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write
as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.
- Buddy Ebsen

Tyrone, I think they're taking to festivals.
I don't know which festivals it will be at.
It's like a buddy picture.
It's a couple of guys driving across the country and
they get to a small town and they hit a guy.
The guy turns out to be a drug smuggler.
- Ethan Suplee

My old English buddy, John Rackham, wrote and told
me what made science fiction different from all other kinds of literature -
science fiction is written according to the science fiction method.
- Frederik Pohl

But, when you have to resort to turntables,
trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that,
you're actually saying, I need this because what I
do is not all that together.
- Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world,
on this planet, but the only people he could really impress,
who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer.
- Dick Dale

I've had a good day when I don't fall out of the cart.
- Buddy Hackett

I can think of a lot better things to do with my hands
than to cut them up on the rim of a drum.
- Buddy Rich

There were so many individual styles thirty or forty years ago.
- Buddy Rich

It was like fighting with the MPAA...
to me it was like this is an R easy...
but it was NC 17 over and over and even with this cut they were like,
you are right on the edge buddy, one more thing and it's NC-17.
- Rob Zombie

When the car's going well, I purr like a kitten.
- Buddy Rice

But I think that any young drummer starting out today
should get himself a great teacher and learn all there
is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.
- Buddy Rich

It was all devastating.
I'd never dealt with losing anyone close to me,
and I didn't know where to put it in my life.
I was very young then.
Buddy taught me so much in such a short time.
- Waylon Jennings

If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than
that because he knows that the only truly creative
musician is the jazz musician.
- Buddy Rich

It takes us about four or five days to get an album out.
- Buddy Rich

So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job,
any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band,
that's...
an opportunity to develop.
- Buddy Rich

So, to come In with a set routine it's something I've never believed in.
It should depend on how you feel, because you play what you feel.
- Buddy Rich

I think it's a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get.
- Buddy Rich

Oh, yeah.
I know Dizzy.
For years he's been my buddy way, way,
way back.
Dizzy is one of the most astute guys and one of the
most learned guys in the world and knows exactly what he's doing musically.
- Billy Eckstine

Everyone thinks because you're from the south you know everyone down there,
but it's not like that; I never knew nothing about no Mississippi.
- Buddy Guy

Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place,
but not much.
- Buddy Hackett

I'm not trying to stump anybody...
it's the beauty of the language that I'm interested in.
- Buddy Holly

I've never missed a gig yet.
Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it -
I like to see everybody smile.
- Buddy Guy

I don't think you'll understand the true repercussions
of what the 500 does for you until years down the road.
- Buddy Rice

I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.
- Buddy Rich

I've had a few arguments with people,
but I never carry a grudge.
You know why? While you're carrying a grudge,
they're out dancing.
- Buddy Hackett

I really feel fortunate to have been around then because
there have been good and bad years in rock but the
best years were '55 to early '61.
I got to see Buddy Holly and everybody else.
- Robert Quine

I just thought it could make a really cool movie.
It's not that it's just a buddy comedy but it's all
about two guys hating each other and towards the end they're good friends.
I liked that these two guys were best friends from the very beginning,
and they're crazy.
- Sean William Scott

And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero,
probably whoever played percussion on that,
will never have It played better than that.
- Buddy Rich

I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence,
in every way.
- Buddy Rich

So you shouldn't really flatter yourself that they want to be your buddy.
They don't.
Generally.
They want you for some reason or other,
and you just have to fend that off all the time.
- Kurt Loder

Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life:
rich people trying to keep money,
poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble
with their husband or wife!
- Buddy Guy

Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing.
He didn't sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to,
in some form, influenced my taste.
- Buddy Rich

Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being,
the most important, the most essential,
the one that will sustain, transcend,
overcome and vanquish obstacles is -
Spirit!
- Buddy Ebsen

I'm going through a divorce now.
This is the second one, and like baseball,
I'm not gonna get three strikes.
I've been living by myself for five years and I'm very comfortable.
I can play my guitar when I want to.
- Buddy Guy

Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when
they were perfect? They did the same things with cars,
if you ask me.
They forgot how to make them right, because they focused
on style and bells and whistles.
- Buddy Guy

I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums,
and never mind about the tunes.
Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting
up there playing the solo.
And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.
- Buddy Rich

To have everything written for you...
It's not really creating.
That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited.
They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred
years before them by a thousand other drummers.
- Buddy Rich

I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like
Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest.
This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally
it has to be the same way for me.
- Buddy Rich


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