Happy Birthday 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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This day (June 11, 1939), in Elkton, Maryland, is born Bernard Lee Purdie a.k.a Pretty Purdie, an American session drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Sugaray Rayford - (2018) . w/ Roy Bennett - Battle (2016) . Souper Groove (2015) . Funky Grooves in Japan (2013) . @ NAMM (2012) . w/ Chuck Rainey, David T

Digest Tracklist :

w/ Sugaray Rayford – (2018) . w/ Roy Bennett – Battle (2016) . Souper Groove (2015) . Funky Grooves in Japan (2013) . @ NAMM (2012) . 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 .

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Count Your Blessing . Whats Going On . Memphis Soul Stew . The Funkster . Red Beans And Rice . Light My Fire . Jambalaya . Groove On . Autumn Leaves . Gimme Some Lovin’ .

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[2014] Bernard Purdie & Friends – that is Bernard Pretty Purdie (d), Alvin Ford Jr. (d), Leo Nocentelli (g), Oteil Burbridge (b), Wil Blades (kb), Khris Royal (s), Farnell Newton (tp), Corey Henry (tb) and Erica Falls (voc) – take part in the Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, LA >> 8 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] Bernard Purdie & Friends – that is Bernard Pretty Purdie (d), Alvin Ford Jr. (d), Leo Nocentelli (g), Oteil Burbridge (b), Wil Blades (kb), Khris Royal (s), Farnell Newton (tp), Corey Henry (tb) and Erica Falls (voc) – take part in the Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, LA >> 8 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] Chris Robinson’s Soulive Revue – that is Chris Robinson of Black Crowes fame (voc), Eric Krasno (g), Alan Evans (d), Neal Evans (kb), Eric Bloom (tp), Ryan Zoidis (s), Alecia Chakour & Jasmine Muhammad (bck voc) – plus George Porter Jr. (b), Ivan Neville (kb), Oteil Burbridge (b), Pee Wee Ellis (s), Jennifer Hartswick (bck voc), Bernard Purdie (d) and Roosevelt Collier (steel) as guests will be on stage at Bear Creek Music Festival in Live Oak, FL >> 62 MINUTES on RVM >>

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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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