Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

“Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”: Sammy & Buddy, United in Battle

Sammy Davis, Jr. and Buddy Rich emerge triumphant a mere one minute and forty-five seconds into this classic confrontation between good and evil:

Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead

Sammy Davis, Jr. & Buddy Rich (1966)

Ernie Freeman, Arranger

George Rhodes, Conductor

Jimmy Bowen, Producer.

Sammy Davis & Buddy Rich LP

Thanks to for pointing out that Jay Corre‘s tenor sax solo quotes from “The Surrey With The Fringe On The Top.”


Amazing But True

Buddy Rich and his orchestra once played a concert at my high school in the late 70s – and I didn’t go.


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