Bernard Purdie – So Pretty

This day (June 11, 1939), in Elkton, Maryland, is born Bernard Lee Purdie a.k.a Pretty Purdie, an American session drummer.

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Wikipedia : This day (June 11, 1939), in Elkton, Maryland, is born Bernard Lee Purdie a.k.a Pretty Purdie, an American session drummer.

Bernard Purdie : Which musician did Aretha Franklin definitely NOT want missing from the line-up when she recorded her most inspired albums at the beginning of the seventies Who provided the back-beat for Steely Dan’s Aja, and for whom have Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, B.B. King, Sweet Lou Donaldson, Joe Cocker and Hank Crawford reserved that stool behind the drum kit?

@facebook : Purdie is considered an influential and innovative exponent of funk and is also noted for a “rolling” shuffle beat he calls “the Purdie shuffle”. Two examples of “the Purdie shuffle” can be heard on Steely Dan’s “Home at Last” and “Babylon Sisters”.

@last.fm : In 1960 and Bernard Purdie started playing with Lonnie Youngblood before going on to work with King Curtis, and in 1970, Aretha Franklin, eventually becoming her musical director for five years.

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Video : w/ Chuck Rainey, David T Walker, Lou Donaldson – Tighten Up (1993) . w/ Under Kontrol – Live in France (2011) . Live in Switzerland (2011) . Steely Dan & Bernard Purdie – Documentary . Funky Groovy Jam Session . w/ David T Walker – What’s Going On (1993) . w/ Dizzy Gillespie – Live in Japan (1982) . Aretha Franklin – Live 1971 Paris (1/2) .

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