Coming down the pike in the early part of 2021 is a reissue of an album and player that we feel is one of the best to ever do it behind a drum kit. We’re talking about Bernard Purdie, of course. He played with James Brown (It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World, Cold Sweat, Say It Loud-I’m Black and I’m Proud and Get on the Good Foot) and Aretha Franklin (Purdie would be her musical director for five years), as well as notables throughout the years such as King Curtis, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Steely Dan, Cat Stevens, B.B. King, The Rolling Stones and Gil Scott-Heron, among others. He has put the beat down in over 3000 recordings and was inducted to the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.
Soul Is..Pretty Purdie is the third solo release from this legend (and long out of print) on Flying Dutchman Records and is official reissue from Tidal Waves Music. Purdie mixes up original, solo works with cover versions of Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye and includes an all star lineup of musicians to help Pretty Purdie take this groove even further. With a heavy, signature Purdie backbeat, and the addition of a blazing hammond organ and keys, an on point rhythm section, the sound that will pull you in and keep you in the pocket for all seven tracks. This record is one of the highest peaks of musical mountains at the time. This official reissue is ready to go and is available in limited edition quantities of 180g clear vinyl, gatefold jacket, and obi strip with original artwork. Also available in black in custard and gold vinyl in limited quantities as well. If you haven’t got a chance to own this record, here’s your chance to get this long, out of print classic on your shelves and in your ears. Tidal Waves music for the win again.