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Bernard Purdie


Bernard Purdie is a rhythmic legend that has painted his mark on the American music landscape - from jazz, country, soul and rock, Bernard Purdie’s legendary drumming techniques are still revered and remain relevant today. He’s not only a legend, but he’s a man who is also a teacher, continuing to influence young musicians to this day. He’s considered the “most recorded drummer in the world” and has played with almost everyone in the business, names such as Aretha Franklin, Joe Cocker, BB King, Hall and Oates, Quincy Jones, Marvin Gaye, Cat Stevens, Steely Dan, Miles Davis….and the list goes on. Join Rick and Eddy as they talk with Bernard about his challenges of making it into the music business, his famous “Purdie shuffle”, his friendship with Jeff Porcaro, and other experiences from his years of session work that will leave you spellbound. Inside MusiCast welcomes a true music legend, Bernard Purdie.

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Reader Comments (8)

HEY GUYS!

The Purdie interview was a CLASSIC! Thanks so much!

T

November 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa
Hey T...

I knew that you'd love Purdie's interview. Especially the part where he talks about Jeff....you can really feel his heart coming through, can't you? He's a great fellow...I bet he has so many OTHER stories that we just didn't get to...but he did cover some things that we just didn't know. And that's what I enjoy the most. NEW information that's new for us all.

Cheers.

EC
November 12, 2007 | Unregistered Commentereddy
I REMEMBER ONE DAY MR PURDIE CALL ME FOR A GIG IN NEW YORK CITY, I WAS LIVING IN CINCINNATI,OH AND COULD NOT GET A DIME TO GET OUT OF TOWN. AND I NEVER GOT TO TELL HIM THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO HELP ME, SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK U SO MUCH AGAIN YOUR FRIEND DON JUAN(TIGER)MARTIN FUNKY DRUMMER
November 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDON JUAN (TIGER)MARTIN
Fantastic interview! And I didn't even know about this guy. Now I do.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus Svensson
Hi Bernard, I spoke with you some time ago about Lester Chambers and the Miles Davis session that the two of you played. I am forever grateful for you, the greatest, to take the time to actually call me personally. I'm blessed and privileged to know you. Much respect. I loved the interview. Blessings to you and your family. Always a friend, keep the music alive.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLynne Flanery
I have been playing drums since 1973, The Purdie shuffle wow, what can I say say other can a superb beat just watching Bernard playing it he makes it look so easy. I particularly like the track Home at Lastby the great Steeley Dan, thanks for everything Bernard I just love your playing.

Joe Musker
March 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Musker
Joe,You ARE correct, my friend! He makes it look so simple...and yet it so incredibly complex. But isn't that the wonder of some of these guys? They make it look so natural and easy to execute. We've got to understand that their chops are worth about 30years+ of experience.Thanks for the comment.

EC
March 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereddy
Hi Eddy

I write my own website for all youngsters around the world. Could I have permission Please to add a feature on Bernard Perdie the website is called musker beats and it can be accessed by going to www.offthestreets.co.uk then click on musker beatsthe site is full of information on drummers past and present. I hope you enjoy reading it.Joe Musker
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoe musker

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