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Bernard “Pretty” Purdie – Soul Drums (2LP)
Bernard Purdie is one of the most well known drummers of all time, and probably the most recorded in history. From his early days as a session player, Purdie rose to become Aretha Franklin’s musical director, did over-dubs for The Beatles, and recorded with the likes of Steely Dan, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oats, Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, and James Brown, to name a few. His 1967 solo debut Soul Drums was critically acclaimed upon its initial release, and was later rediscovered by DJs and hip-hop producers, when it became one of the most sought-after drum LPs. Soul Drums is now available on vinyl for the first time in years, along with a bonus LP comprising Purdie's long-lost follow-up Alexander’s Ragtime Band, which was never released and is now available on vinyl for the first time ever. This deluxe gatefold re-issue also includes liner notes taken from a recent interview, plus rare photos from the late 1960s.
Main LP: Soul Drums
1. Soul Drums
2. Bee ‘N’ Tee
4. Soul Bossa Nova
5. Jimmy’s Back
6. Funky Donkey
7. Bill’s Groove
8. On The Outskirts Of Minitown
10. Modern Jive
11. Blow Your Lid (But Watch Your Cool)
Bonus LP: Alexander’s Ragtime Band
12. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
13. Fickle Finger Of Fate
14. Genuine John
15. Soul Clappin’
17. If You Never Cried
19. Time Is Tight
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