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Bernard Purdie & The Hudson River Rats

Bernard Purdie & The Hudson River Rats - Get It While You Can - 1999 - 3B's Music & Records

The legendary drummer, Bernard Purdie, teamed up with Rob Paparozzi of the popular Rhythm n' Blues band, The Hudson River Rats to record this soul funk album. According to Wikipedia, the great drummer Bernard Purdie has worked with over 2500 different artists on over 4000 albums. Bernard is one of the great funk and soul drummers, although the great man plays any musical genre. The music here ventures into blues territory quite a bit, but fundamentally the album is good old fashioned down-home funk and soul. A very enjoyable album with great earthy vocals, terrific Hammond organ, Stax style horns, and of course, wonderful drum grooves from Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, The World's Most Recorded Drummer. Listen to The Hudson River Rat's "First Take" album, Bernard Purdie's brilliant "Purdie Good Cookin'" album, and listen to Steely Dan's "Aja" album where you can hear the famous "Purdie Shuffle" at it's best.


Back to Louisiana - Intro - Delbert McClinton
You Better Watch Yourself - Little Walter
Don't Knock It - Isaac Hayes, David Porter
Astronaut Lover - Rob Paparozzi
Get It While You Can - Mort Shuman
Mickey Mouse Boardinghouse - Dorothy LaBostrie
Ain't Nobody Home - Jerry Ragovoy
Until You Come Back to Me - Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul,, Stevie Wonder
Drowning on Dry Land - A.Jones, M.Gregory
Down Along the Cove - Bob Dylan
Back to Louisiana (Reprise) - Delbert McClinton


George Naha (Guitar), (Horn Arrangements)
Tim Tindall, Bailey Gee (Bass)
Ed Alstrom (Organ), (Vocals), (Vocals (Background)
John Korba (Organ), (Piano), (Keyboards), (Vocals),(Vocals (Background)
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums)
Jack Bashkow (alto & baritone saxophone)
Chris Eminizer (tenor saxophone)
Birch Johnson (trombone)
Jim Hynes (Trumpet)
Rob Paparozzi (Harmonica), (Vocals), (Vocals (Background)
The Rats (vocals)
Ed Alstrom (background vocals)


BERNARD PURDIE was born June 11, 1939 in Elkton, Maryland as the eleventh of fifteen children. Purdie began already as a six-year-old to bang out rhythms on improvised equipment. At 14 years of age he purchased his first real drum set and became the most important provider for the family - earning his pay with country and carnival bands. This "schooling" enabled Purdie to "feel my way into nearly every kind of music, 'cause I had to know all styles and was never afraid to try something new." Purdie moved to New York in 1960 after finishing high school and played with (among others), Lonnie Youngblood before landing his first hit with King Curtis. This led to his engagement with Aretha Franklin in 1970 - the beginning of an unparalleled career. Since then, Purdie has been a regular guest in the studios of the stars of Jazz, Soul, and Rock, working together with Paul Butterfield as well as Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, Hall & Oates, Al Kooper, Herbie Mann, Todd Rundgren and Cat Stevens, as well as regularly producing his own solo albums under his own name. © www.bernardpurdie.com/profile.htm © 2007 All Rights Reserved




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Unknown said...

Thank you for share this album! great!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, Wheel. I'm glad you appreciate it. Come back soon

jahjah said...

!! Liked very much your blog since i dowloaded boz scaggs & band and the Billy preston 1982 album ! thx

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,deedee777.I'm glad you liked those albums. Do you like Steely Dan? Thanks for comment & come back soon

E Craig said...

Great album!!!!


A.O.O.F.C said...

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