Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pretty Purdie - Soul Drums


Year : 1968
Label : Date
Genre : Soul, Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Funk/Soul

Debut album of Bernard Purdie as a leader including deep soul grooves, rhythm&blues with incredible drum breaks, recorded in 1967 A part of titles includes includes hit single Funky Donkey and also notable jazz cover track Caravan by Duke Ellington. A collection of  eleven remarkable instrumentals tracks accompanied by the Purdie' shouts and his drum patterns called The Purdie Shuffle or Half-Time Purdie Shuffle. Arranged & conducted by Richard Tee.

Bernard Purdie_drums & shouting
Bob Bushnell_bass
Eric Gale & Billy Butler_guitar
Richard Tee_piano & organ
Seldon Powell_tenor saxophone & flute
Buddy Lucas_tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute & shouting

01. Soul Drums
02. Bee 'N' Tee
03. Caravan
04. Soul Bossa Nova
05. Jimmy's Back
06. Funky Donkey
07. Bill's Groove
08. On The Outskirts Of Minitown
09. Testifyin'
10. Modern Jive
11. Blow Your Lid (But Watch Your Cool)
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