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.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…

Bernard Purdie brings his Friends to New Orleans (2016)

April 27, 2016 - 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

Atlantic release ‘Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway’ featuring ‘Where Is the Love’ (1972)

'Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway' feat. 'Where Is the Love' is a duet album released on May 6, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.I (Who Have Nothing) (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Carlo Donida) - 05:00 . 2.You'Ve Got A Friend (Carole King) - 02:34 . 3.Baby I Love You (Jimmy Holiday, Ronnie Shannon) - 03:24 . 4.Be Real Black For Me (Charles Mann, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack) - 03:30 .…

Aretha Franklin, backed by King Curtis & the Kingpins, tapes ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West’ (1971)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Live at Fillmore West' is her second live album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 and released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:53 . 2.Love The One You'Re With (Stephen Stills) - 04:15 . 3.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 05:55 . 4.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:33 . 5.Make It With You (David Gates) - 04:33 .…

Aretha Franklin records ‘Amazing Grace,’ a live album for Atlantic (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' is a live album (& the biggest selling live gospel album of all time) recorded on January 13 & 14, 1972 and released on June 01, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Mary Don'T You Weep (Inez Andrews) - 07:28 . 2.Take My Hand, Precious Lord /You'Ve Got A Friend (Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, Frank Frazier , Carole King) - 05:34 . 3.Old Landmark (A. M. Brunner) -…

Polydor release James Brown’s album : ‘Get On the Good Foot’ featuring ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Please, Please, Please’ (1972)

James Brown's 'Get On the Good Foot' feat. 'Cold Sweat' & 'Please, Please, Please' is a double album released on November 20, 1972 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.Get On The Good Foot, Pts. 1& 2 (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Joe Mims) - 05:44 . 2.The Whole World Needs Liberation (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 03:41 . 3.Your Love Was Good For Me (J. J. Barnes, Whiz Whisenhut) - 03:20 . 4.Cold…

Atlantic publish Roberta Flack’s third album : ‘Quiet Fire’ (1971)

Roberta Flack's 'Quiet Fire' is her third studio album released in November 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Go Up Moses (Flack, Jesse Jackson, Joel Dorn) - 05:20 . 2.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 07:13 . 3.Sunday And Sister Jones (Gene Mcdaniels) - 04:48 . 4.See You Then (Jimmy Webb) - 03:40 . 5.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) - 03:59 . 6.To Love…

Archie Shepp records ‘The Cry of My People’ for Impulse! (1972)

Archie Shepp's 'The Cry of My People' is an album recorded on September 25–27, 1972, with gospel singers, big bands, quintets, sextets and chamber orchestras and released the same year by Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.Rest Enough (Song To Mother) (Archie Shepp) - 04:41 . 2.A Prayer (Cal Massey) - 06:29 . 3.All God'S Children Got A Home In The Universe (Archie Shepp) - 02:58 . 4.The Lady (Bob…

Steely Dan release their fifth album : ‘The Royal Scam’ featuring ‘Kid Charlemagne’ (1976)

Steely Dan's 'The Royal Scam' is their fifth album produced by Gary Katz and released in May 1976 by Abc.Track Listing : 1.Kid Charlemagne (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:38 . 2.The Caves Of Altamira (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:33 . 3.Don'T Take Me Alive (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:16 . 4.Sign In Stranger (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:23 . 5.The Fez (Walter Becker, Donald…

‘Let Me in Your Life’ is Aretha Franklin’s twenty-second studio album, co-produced with Jerry Wexler (1974)

Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is her twenty-second studio album (and one of her top-selling) released on February 25, 1974 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers) - 03:29 . 2.Every Natural Thing (Eddie Hinton) - 02:37 . 3.Ain'T Nothing Like The Real Thing (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 03:49 . 4.I'M In Love (Joan Griffin, Kashif, Bobby Womack) - 02:51 .…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Young, Gifted and Black' is an album (its title being borrowed from the Nina Simone song 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black) released on January 24, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Oh Me Oh My (I'M A Fool For You Baby) (Jim Doris) - 03:42 . 2.Day Dreaming (Aretha Franklin) - 04:00 . 3.Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin) - 03:15 . 4.Young, Gifted And Black (Nina Simone) - 03:34 . 5.All…

MCA publish B. B. King’s album : ‘There Must Be a Better World Somewhere’ produced by Dr.John (1981)

B. B. King's 'There Must Be a Better World Somewhere' is an album fully written and produced by Dr.John and released in January 1981 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.The Victim (Dr. John, Doc Pomus) - 06:18 . 2.More, More, More (Jay Hirsh, Hugh Mccracken) - 04:39 . 3.You'Re Going With Me (Dr. John, Doc Pomus) - 04:35 . 4.Life Ain'T Nothing But A Party (Dr. John, Doc Pomus) - 06:13 . 5.Born Again Human…

Steely Dan release their seventh album : ‘Gaucho’ featuring ‘Hey Nineteen’ (1980)

Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' feat. 'Hey Nineteen' is their seventh studio album released on November 21, 1980 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.Babylon Sisters (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:55 . 2.Hey Nineteen (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:10 . 3.Glamour Profession (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:29 . 4.Gaucho Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Keith Jarrett) - 05:32 . 5.Time Out Of Mind (Walter Becker,…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Aretha’ (1980)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha' is an album (her second album with this title) released in October 1980 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Come To Me (Willard Eugene Price) - 03:42 . 2.I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:55 . 3.United Together (Phil Perry, Chuck Jackson) - 05:02 . 4.Take Me With You (Phil Perry, Terry Coleman, Chuck Jackson) - 04:05 . 5.Whatever It Is (Mark Gary, Eddie Setser,…