Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BERNARD "PRETTY PURDIE" PURDIE - SOUL IS....PRETTY PURDIE


BERNARD "PRETTY" PURDIE
SOUL IS....PRETTY PURDIE

Flying Dutchman
1972


A wild one! After the straight hard funk of some of his earlier recordings as a leader, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie breaks out here in a compelling album of soul jazz tracks done in a number of styles. The approach is sort of big studio funk -- with some cuts that have a harder sound, and others that open up in a groove that's gotten a lot more complicated than the early days.

Horace Ott arranges, conducts, and plays electric piano, and Richard Tee plays organ on a number of cuts -- but the real charmer is Purdie, whose work on drums is always great!

Funky tracks include "Heavy Soul Slinger", a medley of "What's Goin On" and Ain't No Sunshine", and "Good Livin". Also features a cover of Aretha Franklin's "Day Dreamin", plus the extended "Song For Aretha", which is Purdie's extended tribute to Aretha (with whom he'd recorded), and one that features a very strange monologue!

Be sure to listen close to
"Song for Aretha"
used by Beck for "Hotwax"
as well as Hard 2 Obtain for the "Outro" to their rare set



ENJOY!!!

4 comments:

dan said...

Thanks for sharing these! once again, we may never have discovered these, if not for you.

Weekend Hippie said...

Never heard any of Bernard's lp's, so this is a treat!

Thanks for your great blog, and all your hard work!!

Edu Sánchez Díaz said...

woooooooaooo
thanks!!

Thompsonsmih said...

Thanks for sharing these! once again, we may never have discovered these, if not for you.

SOME MUSIC FOR YOU!!!