BERNARD "PRETTY" PURDIE

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BERNARD PURDIE was born June 11, 1939 in Elkton, Maryland as the eleventh of fifteen children. Purdie began already as a six-year-old to bang out rhythms on improvised equipment. At 14 years of age he purchased his first real drum set and became the most important provider for the family - earning his pay with country and carnival bands. This "schooling" enabled Purdie to "feel my way into nearly every kind of music, 'cause I had to know all styles and was never afraid to try something new." Purdie moved to New York in 1960 after finishing high school and played with (among others), Lonnie Youngblood before landing his first hit with King Curtis. This led to his engagement with Aretha Franklin in 1970 - the beginning of an unparalleled career. Since then, Purdie has been a regular guest in the studios of the stars of Jazz, Soul, and Rock, working read more...
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BERNARD 4.50 | 1 ratings
Soul Drums
Funk Jazz 1968
BERNARD 4.50 | 1 ratings
Purdie Good (aka Cold Sweat)
Funk Jazz 1971
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Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get)
Funk Jazz 1971
BERNARD 5.00 | 1 ratings
Soul Is ... Pretty Purdie
Funk Jazz 1972
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Shaft
Funk Jazz 1972
BERNARD 4.50 | 1 ratings
Lialeh
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1974
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Master Drummers, Volume 1
Funk Jazz 1993
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Soul to Jazz
Funk Jazz 1996
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Master Drummers Volume Two
Funk Jazz 1996
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Bernard Purdie's Soul To Jazz II
Funk Jazz 1997
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King of the Beat
Funk Jazz 2001
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Bernard Purdie & Friends Present : Cool Down
Funk Jazz 2018

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Coolin' 'N Groovin' (A Night At On-Air)
Soul Jazz 1993
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Bernard Purdie's Jazz Groove Sessions In Tokyo
Funk Jazz 1994
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Purdie Good Cookin'
Funk Jazz 2003

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Purdie Good / Shaft
Funk Jazz 1993

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