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Purdie Good/Shaft
     

Purdie Good/Shaft

by Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
 
This two-fer reissue of his two 1971 solo albums Purdie Good/Shaft is a pounding demonstration of why Bernard "Pretty" Purdie was considered one of the premier "funky drummers" of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The set opens with a cracklin' cover of James Brown's standard "Cold Sweat" and

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This two-fer reissue of his two 1971 solo albums Purdie Good/Shaft is a pounding demonstration of why Bernard "Pretty" Purdie was considered one of the premier "funky drummers" of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The set opens with a cracklin' cover of James Brown's standard "Cold Sweat" and includes other pop covers such as "Everybody's Talkin'" 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, the collection 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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/1993
Label:
Beat Goes Public Bgp
UPC:
0029667275026
catalogNumber:
50
Rank:
57009

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Performance Credits

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Primary Artist,Drums
Ted Dunbar   Guitar
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Willie Bridges   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Neal Creque   Electric Piano
Lloyd Davis   Guitar
Gordon Edwards   Guitar,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Billy Nichols   Guitar
Norman Pride   Conga
Gerry Thomas   Trumpet
Harold Wheeler   Electric Piano
Danny Moore   Trumpet
Warren Daniels   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Gerry Thompson   Trumpet,Soloist

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Pee Wee Ellis   Composer
Willie Bridges   Arranger
Neal Creque   Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Gerry Thomas   Arranger
Tony Lane   Art Direction,Cover Photo

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