An innovator of the funk style of drumming in the 1970s, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie recorded for Prestige during the same years as Houston Person. Purdie had previously played a whole range of session work - he was the drummer on James Brown's It's A Man's Man's World and he'd also participated in several rock dates during the CBS Rock Machine Turns You On era. He became musical director for Aretha Franklin from 1970-75 (his love of her music comes over in the heartfelt Soul Sister Number One from his Flying Dutchman album Soul Is. ..Pretty Purdie. Shaft and Purdie Good (available on a 2-on-l CD or on two separate vinyl albums) come from 1971 - the latter features one of our favourite guitarists Ted Dunbar, the former (on the title track) none other than Houston Person!
Delivery & ReturnsShow
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We use Royal Mail First Class for UK deliveries and standard Air Mail for all other territories, very large orders will usually be sent via parcelforce. You may cancel your order at any time prior to your order being dispatched by emailing us at email@example.com ensuring that you quote your name, address and order reference number or by telephoning +44 (0) 208 453 1311 between 9am and 5pm GMT/BST, Monday to Friday. Please note: As music downloads are dispatched immediately after purchase, there is no possibility of cancelling these orders.
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