Excellent two-fer from the Jazz legend featuring the albums Buddy Rich Just Sings (1957) and The Voice Is Rich! (1959). While it is an undisputed fact that Buddy Rich earned his fame behind a drum set, his early career also included work as a singer and entertainer. The two LPs contained here are certainly not Buddy Rich's first vocal recordings, but they are his first full vocal albums, and on them Buddy never even touches the drums. Contrary to what his typically humorous concert announcements would suggest, Buddy Rich's voice is warm and mellow. In fact, during a 1971 interview with Les Tomkins, Rich admitted his devotion to Lena Horne, Billy Eckstine and Frank Sinatra. 23 tracks. Jazzbeat.