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Bernard Pretty Purdie

Bernard Pretty Purdie was born on June 11, 1939 in Elkton, Maryland, USA. See full bio »

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Smokin' Aces
Smokin' Aces Soundtrack
Priceless Music Department
Lialeh Music Department


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 2006 Smokin' Aces ("Touch Me Again") / (performer: "Touch Me Again")
 1974 Lialeh (music: "Lialeh", "Touch Me Again", "Easy", "All Pink On The Inside") / (performer: "Lialeh", "Touch Me Again", "Conscious", "Easy", "All Pink On The Inside", "Pass Me Not", "Hap'nin'") / (performer: "Sweet, Sweet Lialeh" - as Bernard Purdie) / (producer: "Lialeh", "Touch Me Again", "Conscious", "Easy", "All Pink On The Inside", "Pass Me Not", "Hap'nin'") / (writer: "Conscious", "Pass Me Not", "Hap'nin'")
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 2008 Priceless (musician: drums)
 1974 Lialeh (conductor - as Bernard Purdie) / (music performer - as Bernard Purdie)
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 2008 Priceless
 1974 Lialeh (as Bernard Purdie)
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  Shapes of Rhythm: The Music of Galt MacDermot (Documentary) (post-production)
Himself - Interviewee: Musician
 2016 Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (Documentary)
 2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley (Documentary)
 2012 Sample: Not for Sale (Documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
 2010 Music (Documentary)
 1999 Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja (Video documentary)
 1974 Lialeh
Himself - Drummer (uncredited)
 1973 In Concert (TV Series)
- Cat Stevens: Moon & Star (1973) ... Himself

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Profiled in the 1991 book "The Big Beat--Conversations with Rock's Great Drummers", edited by Max Weinberg.

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