I heard a story once about a local drum teacher;he met up with Buddy Rich and started saying "You`re Buddy Rich,you`re the greatest,etc."
What did Buddy Rich do?broke a drum stick on the guy`s head!.
One of coolest Buddy albums I heard is the album with Max Roach,a drum battle album,very cool with a big band,from 1959.
I also have one from 1974 called Tuff Dude which is pretty good as well.