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Bernard Purdie

Bernard Purdie

Bernard Purdie

Bernard Purdie has been played over 10 times on NTS, first on 23 October 2014. Bernard Purdie's music has been featured on 11 episodes.

AKA Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (born June 11, 1939) is an American drummer and session musician from Elkton, Maryland who has worked with various well-known soul, rock, pop, and jazz musicians.

He moved to New York in 1960 and started playing with Lonnie Youngblood before going on to work with King Curtis, and in 1970, Aretha Franklin, eventually becoming her musical director for five years. He has also toured with seminal bop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Hank Crawford, and performed in concert…

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Blessed Are Those Who Struggle
The Last Poets, Bernard Purdie
Douglas1977
Blessed Are Those Who Struggle
The Last Poets, Bernard PurdieDouglas1977
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Hapnin'
Bernard Purdie
Vampi Soul2005
Hapnin'
Bernard PurdieVampi Soul2005
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It's A Trip
The Last Poets, Bernard Purdie
Douglas1977
It's A Trip
The Last Poets, Bernard PurdieDouglas1977
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Lialeh
Bernard Purdie
Vampi Soul2005
Lialeh
Bernard PurdieVampi Soul2005
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Lialeh
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
P-Vine Records2017
Lialeh
Bernard "Pretty" PurdieP-Vine Records2017
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Home Is Where The Hatred Is
Gil Scott-Heron feat. Pretty Purdie, The Playboys
Flying Dutchman1971
Home Is Where The Hatred Is
Gil Scott-Heron feat. Pretty Purdie, The PlayboysFlying Dutchman1971
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