Bernard “Pretty” Purdie

Born 11 June 1939
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
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1939-06-11
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Bernard “Pretty” Purdie

Biography (Wikipedia)

Bernard Lee "Pretty" Purdie (born June 11, 1939) is an American drummer, considered an influential and innovative funk musician. He is known for his precise musical time keeping and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat: the "Purdie Shuffle." He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.

Purdie recorded Soul Drums (1968) as a band leader and although he went on to record Alexander's Ragtime Band, the album remained unreleased until Soul Drums was reissued on CD in 2009 with the Alexander's Ragtime Band sessions. Other solo albums include Purdie Good (1971), Soul Is ... Pretty Purdie (1972) and the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Lialeh (1973).

In the mid-1990s he was a member of The 3B's, with Bross Townsend and Bob Cunningham.

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Attica
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Attica
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Deep In Love
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Deep In Love
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Soul Drums
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Soul Drums
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Shaft (Theme From)
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Shaft (Theme From)
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Black Purd's Theme
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Black Purd's Theme
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Soul Clappin'
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Soul Clappin'
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Butterfingers
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Butterfingers
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Cold Sweat
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Cold Sweat
Bill Lavorgna, Samuel T. Brown, Gil Evans, Gary Burton, Richard Tee, Steve Swallow, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Jerry Hahn & Eric Gale
Las Vegas Tango
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Las Vegas Tango

Las Vegas Tango

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Bill Lavorgna, Samuel T. Brown, Gil Evans, Gary Burton, Richard Tee, Steve Swallow, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Jerry Hahn & Eric Gale
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Don't Sweat
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Don't Sweat
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Hap'nin'
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Hap'nin'
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Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get)
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Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get)
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Everybody's Talkin'
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Everybody's Talkin'
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Purdie Good
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Purdie Good
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Put It Where You Want It
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Put It Where You Want It
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Good Livin' (Good Lovin')
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Good Livin' (Good Lovin')
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Hap'nin - Lita
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Hap'nin - Lita
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Shaft
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Shaft
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Disco Beat
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Disco Beat
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Watcha See Is Watcha Get
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 Watcha See Is Watcha Get
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"Funky Donkey"
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"Funky Donkey"
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