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Entries in Bernard Purdie (3)


New Digs | Early October

Despite my focus on 7-inch singles as of late, I've still managed to dig up a few choice Lp's to round out my more recent hauls. Some long time wants and a couple unexpected treasures make for some pretty interesting acquisitions. Here's what's kept my new arrivals been interesting as of late. Dig it!


James Brown - Sho Is Funky Down Here (King, 1971)

Sly And The Family Stone - Life (Epic, 1968)

Funk Inc. - Chicken Lickin' (Prestige, 1972)

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis In Chicago (Curtom, 1973)

Pretty Purdie - Soul Drums (Date, 1968)

Buster Williams - Pinnacle (Muse, 1975)

Roy Ayers - Coffy (Polydor, 1973)

Chicago Gangsters - Gangster Love (Gold Plate, 1976)

Marvin Gaye - That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (Tamla, 1962)


New Digs | Early November 2014

Been bringing home the good stuff lately! Over the last couple years, I've somehow been steering clear of the jazz bins at my regular spots. To remedy my lapse, I've taken my last couple trips to reaquaint myself with the jazz section and have come up with some nice sonic gems. Here's the majority of the haul. No time for blurbs this go 'round. Keep digging!


The Three Sounds - Bottoms Up! (Blue Note, 1959) <--- 1960 Mono Re-issue

Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers - Jungle Fire! (BGP Records, 1969) <--- 19XX Re-issue

Dr. Dre - The Chronic (Death Row Records, 1991) <--- 2001 RM Re-issue

Martha And The Vandellas - Dance Party (Gordy, 1964)

The J.B.'s - Doing It To Death (People, 1973)

Pretty Purdie & The Playboys - Stand By Me (Mega, 1971) 

The Three Sounds - Vibrations (Blue Note, 1966)

Sonny Stitt - Black Vibrations (Prestige, 1972)

Pretty Purdie - Soul Is... (Flying Dutchman, 1972)


New Digs | December 2013 / January 2014

Another round of goodies acquired through the the perils and patient efforts of the hunter:

Catalyst - S/T (Cobblestone, 1972)

Excellent fusion jazz from an unsung group of Philadelphia musicians.


Mashmakhan - S/T (Epic, 1970)

Spaced out psych and prog, hard rock and hip hop samples, this one has it all.


Cleveland Eaton - Half and Half (Gamble, 1973)

Above average funky soul-jazz covers.


Pretty Purdie and The Playboys - Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Mega, 1971)

Average funky soul-jazz covers, other than Bernard's impeccably on time rhythm section.


Gershon Kingsley - Gershon Kingsley's FIrst Moog Quartet (Audio Fidelity, 1970)

Just about gave up on this one after the first ten minutes of random moog effects and creepy echoed voices, but on the rest of the record they step away from the cliff just enough to keep the weird but add some structure and funky breaks. Including, odd if not amazing covers of "Sounds of Silence" and "Elenor Rigby".


Albert Collins - Love Can Be Found Anywhere (Even In A Guitar) (Imperial, 1968)

Hard-as-nalis mix of gut-wrenching blues playing and spacious Meters-inspired southern funk.


John Holt - 1000 Volts of Holt (Chaguaramas, 1973)

Early Jamaican favorite. Collection of bright sunshiny pop covers. 


V/A - Una Caja Exitos Get (Tropical, 196?)

Cuban Cumbia compilation. These folks pack some serious energy into their records.


The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band- In The Jungle, Babe (First, 1969) Japanese Boot

I really cannot get enough of the music from these guys and their fearless leader, Charles Wright. This is my first goofy Japanese bootleg pressing, but it plays nice.


Nitzinger - S/T (Capitol, 1972)

Screaming big-as-Texas guitar work on this self-titled hard rock bruiser.


James Brown - Thinking About Little John and A Few Nice Things (King, 1968)

There is no end to collecting James Brown records. A great early collection of mostly instrumentals.


Eddie Henderson - Sunburst (Blue Note, 1975)

SImilar cast and era as the Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters work. Similarly on point!