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Audio: Bernard Purdie Reissues "Soul Drums"

by Ginger Lynn
9 years ago

Legendary drummer Bernard “Pretty” Purdie created what may be the holy grail of break-beats with his album Soul Drums, one of the most sought after drum LPs among serious crate diggers. Purdie is now set to re-release Soul Drums (first time on CD + digital), his first solo album, which will include 8 bonus tracks rumored to be his “lost” sophomore LP (Alexander’s Rag Time Band) next Tuesday on Green Streets Entertainment. In case you don’t know, Purdie’s resume is way too long to list here, but he’s drummed with the greats, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, King Curtis, Steely Dan, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Herbie Hancock, Hall & Oats, Quincy Jones and many many more. We’re lucky to have this classic album back in circulation so be sure to check for it on October 14th. Listen to the title cut off the album below, tracklisting after the jump.

Bernard Purdie "Soul Drums"


1. Soul Drums

2. Bee ‘N’ Bee

3. Caravan

4. Soul Bossa Nova

5. Jimmy’s Back

6. Funky Donkey

7. Bill’s Groove

8. On The Outskirts Of Minitown

9. Testifyin’

10. Modern Jive

11. Blow Your Lid (But Watch Your Cool)


12. Alexander’s Rag Time Band

13. Fickle Finger of Fate

14. Genuine John

15. Soul Clappin’

16. Groovin’

17. If You Never Cry

18. Stop

19. Time is Tight

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