Legends of Acid Jazz

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All Music Guide - Chris Slawecki
Legends of Acid Jazz: The Best of Bernard Purdie is a pounding demonstration of why Bernard "Pretty" Purdie was considered one of the premier "funky drummers" of the late 1960s and early 1970s. A compilation of his two 1971 solo albums Shaft and Purdie Good!, Legends opens with a cracklin' cover of James Brown's standard "Cold Sweat" and includes other pop covers such as "Everybody's Talkin' at Me" and a thumping, purely instrumental version of Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft," with a dash of reggae sun splashed in from "Montego Bay." According to the liner notes the originals from Purdie Good, Purdie patterned the bands on this release which included pianists Harold ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Slawecki
Legends of Acid Jazz: The Best of Bernard Purdie is a pounding demonstration of why Bernard "Pretty" Purdie was considered one of the premier "funky drummers" of the late 1960s and early 1970s. A compilation of his two 1971 solo albums Shaft and Purdie Good!, Legends opens with a cracklin' cover of James Brown's standard "Cold Sweat" and includes other pop covers such as "Everybody's Talkin' at Me" and a thumping, purely instrumental version of Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft," with a dash of reggae sun splashed in from "Montego Bay." According to the liner notes the originals from Purdie Good, Purdie patterned the bands on this release which included pianists Harold Wheeler and Neal Creque, guitarists Billy Nichols, Ted Dunbar and Lloyd Davis, bassist Norman Edwards and Norman Pride on congas after the soul
ock stylings of Blood Sweat & Tears. If that's truly the case, Legends of Acid Jazz: The Best of Bernard Purdie pulsates and burns with soul
ock fire that thoroughly and absolutely eclipses Purdie's original inspiration. This is the sound of funky jazz from the end of the 1960s, so funky and swinging it just about dares you to stand still and not dance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/1996
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218517621
  • Catalog Number: 24176
  • Sales rank: 154,966

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cold Sweat (5:38)
  2. 2 Montego Bay (5:40)
  3. 3 Purdie Good (6:29)
  4. 4 Wasteland (6:10)
  5. 5 Everybody's Talkin' (5:14)
  6. 6 You Turn Me On (6:25)
  7. 7 Theme from Shaft (5:52)
  8. 8 Way Back Home (5:30)
  9. 9 Attica (4:12)
  10. 10 Changes (4:52)
  11. 11 Summer Melody (6:27)
  12. 12 Butterfingers (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Primary Artist, Drums
Ted Dunbar Guitar
Houston Person Trumpet
Willie Bridges Tenor Saxophone
Neal Creque Electric Piano
Gordon Edwards Bass
Billy Nichols Guitar
Norman Pride Conga
Gerry Thomas Trumpet
Harold Wheeler Electric Piano
Danny Moore Trumpet
Warren Daniels Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Brown Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Willie Bridges Arranger
Neal Creque Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Lee Hildebrand Liner Notes
Bob Porter Liner Notes
Gerry Thomas Arranger
Joe Tarantino Remastering
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