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by Jon Hammond
Published July 15, 2015
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Nashville Tennessee — Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nashville Summer
Jon Hammond original compositions: “Head Phone” “Late Rent” Theme Song for Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV Channel 1, 32nd year —
NAMM Show Concert on the Acoustic Nation Stage featuring Louis Flip Winfield percussion, Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Organ, special thanks NAMM Stage crew Jason, Spike, Michael, Zuni Guitars, Audio Plus Inc. of San Bruno and NAMM Security, Mothertone http://www.HammondCast.com #HammondOrgan #Funk #Jazz #Mothertone
Producer Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond Band Facebook Video Full High Def https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1091441194218010/?type=3&theater
Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”.
LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay!
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Jon Hammond solo accordion for my good friends in Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC)
– photo credit for this precious photograph: Cheryl Fippen – AFM Local 6 – Excelsior Accordions
http://www.accordionradio.com/ — at Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC).
W.O. Smith Music School Nashville Tennessee — Very Special Evening (inspirational!) in the W.O. Smith Music School, Casio Music Gear honors the remarkable work in music education and special award presentation from Casio’s Stephen Schmidt to Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM honoring Joe for his tireless work – with an amazing performance by the W.O. Smith Students and jam session with Casio Musicians and Drummer Joe Lamond on some of the new Casio instruments presented to the school:
Pictures by Jon Hammond
“In 1984 smith opened the W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville with the aim of offering musical instruction to low-income families. On inception, the school served 45 students, it has since developed into a state-of-the-art facility with over 650 students.In his memoir, Smith remembered his life as that of “a witness, an anonymous witness. A sideman along for the ride. A witness to the birth and growth of jazz as an American art form. A witness to the unfolding drama of the civil rights movement.” As he put it, “It has been long and interesting gig for me.
After a lengthy struggle with cancer, W.O. Smith died on May 31, 1991 in Nashville. Shortly before his death, Smith completed his memoir, Sideman: The Long Gig of W.O. Smith, a Memoir which was published posthumously in 1991. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville.”
— with Stephen Schmidt and Mike Martin
Nashville Tennessee — Rosanne Cash performing at the American Eagle Awards honoring Charley Pride, Kris Kristofferson, Jim Lauderdale, Jim Halsey and Sherman Halsey – along with Jim Lauderdale, The Oak Ridge Boys and Jack Ingram – photos by Jon Hammond
Roseanne’s Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanne_Cash
Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin.
Birth name Rosanne Cash
Born May 24, 1955 (age 60)
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country, rock, folk, blues
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, author
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, John Stewart, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams
Although Cash is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock, blues, and most notably Americana. In the 1980s, she had a string of chart-topping singles, which crossed musical genres and landed on both the country and pop charts, the most commercially successful being her 1981 breakthrough hit “Seven Year Ache”, which topped the U.S. country singles charts and reached the Top 30 on the U.S. pop singles charts. In 1990, Cash released Interiors, a spare, introspective album which signaled a break from her pop country past. The following year Cash ended her marriage and moved from Nashville to New York City, where she continues to write, record and perform. Since 1991 she has released five albums, written two books and edited a collection of short stories. Her fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Oxford American, New York Magazine, and various other periodicals and collections.
She won a Grammy in 1985 for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”, and has received twelve other Grammy nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records. Cash was the 2014 recipient of Smithsonian magazine’s American Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts category.
On February 8, 2015, Cash won three Grammy awards for Best Americana Album for The River & the Thread, Best American Roots Song with John Leventhal and Best American Roots Performance for A Feather’s Not A Bird.
She was portrayed, as a child, by Hailey Anne Nelson in Walk the Line, the 2005 Academy-award winning film about her father’s life.
Cash was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, just as father Johnny was recording his first tracks at Sun Records. The family moved to California in 1958, first to Los Angeles, then Ventura, where Cash and her sisters were raised by mother Vivian. (Vivian and Johnny separated in the early 1960s and divorced in 1966.) After graduating from St. Bonaventure High School, she joined her father’s road show for two and a half years, first as a wardrobe assistant, then as a background vocalist and occasional soloist. She made her studio recording debut on Johnny Cash’s 1974 album The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me, singing lead vocal on a version of Kris Kristofferson’s “Broken Freedom Song”.
In 1976, Johnny Cash recorded the Rosanne Cash composition “Love Has Lost Again” on his album One Piece At A Time. Though she did not appear on this track, it was Rosanne Cash’s first professionally recorded work as a composer. That same year, she briefly worked for CBS Records in London before returning to Nashville to study English and drama at Vanderbilt University. She then relocated to Los Angeles to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Hollywood. She recorded a demo in January 1978 with Emmylou Harris’ songwriter/sideman Rodney Crowell, which led to a full album with German label Ariola Records.
Rosanne Cash Vancouver Folk Festival 2011
1978–1980: First American release
Her self-titled debut album was recorded in 1978, but Ariola never released it in the United States, and it has since become a collector’s item. Mainly recorded and produced in Munich, Germany with German-based musicians, it also included three tracks recorded in Nashville and produced by Crowell. Though Cash was unhappy with the album, it attracted the attention of Columbia Records, who offered her a recording contract. She began playing with Crowell’s band The Cherry Bombs in California clubs. Crowell and Cash married in 1979, and Cash started work on her first Columbia LP.
The album, Right or Wrong, was released in early 1980, and produced three Top 25 singles. The first, “No Memories Hangin’ Around”, a duet with country singer Bobby Bare, reached 17 on the Country Singles chart in 1979. It was followed by “Couldn’t Do Nothing Right” and “Take Me, Take Me” in 1980. Cash, pregnant with her first child, was unable to tour in support of the album, which was nevertheless a critical success. Cash and Crowell moved to Nashville in 1981.
1981–1989: Critical and commercial success
Cash’s career picked up considerable momentum with the release of her second album, Seven Year Ache, in 1981. The album achieved critical raves and solid sales, and the title track was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Country Chart, and crossed over to the Billboard Pop Chart, peaking at No. 22. The album yielded two additional No. 1 country hits, “My Baby Thinks He’s a Train” and “Blue Moon with Heartache”, and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Cash’s third album, Somewhere in the Stars (1982), was considered a disappointment after the commercial success of Seven Year Ache. The album still reached the Top 100 of the U.S. pop album charts, and included three U.S. country chart singles, “Ain’t No Money”, “I Wonder” and “It Hasn’t Happened Yet”. Cash struggled with substance abuse during this time, and in 1984 she sought medical treatment.
After a three-year hiatus, Cash released her fourth studio album, Rhythm & Romance (1985), which yielded two No. 1 hits, “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me” and “Never Be You”, and two other Country Top 10 singles, “Hold On” and “Second to No One”. Rhythm & Romance drew high critical praise for its fusion of country and pop. “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me” won the 1985 Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance; “Hold On” won the 1987 Robert J. Burton Award from BMI as the Most Performed Song of the Year.
In the ’80s, Cash curtailed her touring for childbearing and raising a family (three daughters with Crowell, as well as Crowell’s daughter by his first marriage, Hannah). She continued to record and in 1987 released the most critically acclaimed album of her career, King’s Record Shop. It spawned four No. 1 hits, including a cover version of her father’s “Tennessee Flat Top Box”, John Hiatt’s “The Way We Make a Broken Heart”, “If You Change Your Mind”, John Stewart’s “Runaway Train”, and became Cash’s second gold album. In 1988 Cash recorded a duet with Crowell, “It’s Such a Small World” (released on his Diamonds & Dirt album), which also went to No. 1 on the country charts, and Cash was named Billboard’s Top Singles Artist of the year.
In 1989, Columbia released her first compilation album, Hits 1979–1989. The album yielded two new hit singles, the Beatles cover “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party”, which landed at No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, and “Black and White”, which earned Cash her fifth Grammy nomination.
1990–1995: Break up, relocation
In 1990, Cash released the critically acclaimed, deeply personal Interiors. Cash produced herself for the first time, and wrote or co-wrote all the songs. “Her brutally dark take on intimate relationships was reflected throughout and made clear the marital problems that had been hinted at on earlier albums.” “Highly autobiographical (though Cash has often insisted it isn’t quite as true to life as everyone assumes), Interiors was a brilliant, introspective album” and “her masterpiece”. Other critics called it “maudlin” and “pessimistic”. Interiors topped many best album lists in 1990, and received a Grammy award nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album. It yielded one Top 40 single (“What We Really Want”), and marked the beginning of sharp commercial decline for Cash.
Though it may have been inspired by the breakup of her marriage, it also signified her departure from Nashville and its country music establishment. In 1991 Cash relocated to New York City; in 1992, she and Crowell divorced. The Wheel, released in 1993, was “an unflinchingly confessional examination of the marriage’s failure that ranked as her most musically diverse effort to date”. The album was Cash’s last for Columbia Records. It received considerable acclaim from critics, though neither of its two singles, “The Wheel” or “You Won’t Let Me In”, charted.
1995–present: New York, new albums and books
Cash at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival to discuss her writing
Cash settled in lower Manhattan, and in 1995 married producer/songwriter/guitarist John Leventhal, with whom she had co-produced The Wheel. She signed with Capitol Records, and in 1996 released 10 Song Demo, a collection of stark home recordings with minimal accompaniment. She also pursued a career as a writer, and in 1996 Hyperion published her short story collection Bodies of Water, to favorable reviews. In 1997, Cash was awarded an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art. She gave the commencement address that year and continues to speak publicly on writing and music.
In 1998, she and Leventhal began working on what would later become Rules of Travel. The recording sessions were cut short when she became pregnant and was unable to sing for two and a half years, due to a polyp on her vocal cords.
Unable to record, Cash focused on her writing. Her children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale, which included an exclusive CD, was published by Harper Collins in 2000, and in 2001 she edited a collection of short fiction by songwriters titled Songs Without Rhyme: Prose by Celebrated Songwriters. Recovering her voice, she resumed recording and in 2003, released Rules of Travel, her first full-fledged studio album for Capitol. The album had guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Steve Earle, a song co-written by Joe Henry and Jakob Dylan, and the poignant “September When It Comes”, a duet with her father. Rules of Travel was nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Cash was also an inaugural member of the Independent Music Awards’ judging panel to support independent artists.
In 2005, Legacy Recordings reissued Seven Year Ache (1981), King’s Record Shop (1987), and Interiors (1990), plus a new collection spanning 1979–2003, The Very Best of Rosanne Cash.
Rosanne Cash at the 2006 South by Southwest
In 2006, Cash released Black Cadillac, an album marked by the loss of her stepmother, June, and father, Johnny, who both died in 2003; and her mother, Vivian, Johnny’s first wife, who died as Rosanne finished the album in 2005. The album was critically praised, and named to the Top 10 lists of the New York Times, Billboard, PopMatters, NPR and other general interest and music publications. The album was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.
Cash toured extensively in support of the album, and created a multimedia performance, with video, imagery and narration drawn from the songs and from Cash’s family history. In 2006, a short documentary by filmmaker Steve Lippman, “Mariners and Musicians”, based on the album and interviews with Cash, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was screened at festivals worldwide. Cash’s music was also featured prominently in an American Masters biography of photographer Annie Leibovitz, who has photographed Cash and her family numerous times.
In late 2007, Cash underwent brain surgery for a rare condition (Chiari I malformation) and was forced to cancel her remaining concert dates. After a successful recovery, she resumed writing and live appearances. In 2008 she wrote for Measure for Measure, the songwriters’ column in The New York Times, recorded with Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello, and appeared on Costello’s TV series Spectacle.
Cash released her next studio album, entitled The List, on October 6, 2009. The album is based on a list of 100 greatest country and American songs that Johnny Cash gave her when she was 18. Cash picked 12 songs out of the 100 for the album. The album features vocal duets with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy, and Rufus Wainwright. An iTunes Store-only 13th song features a duet with Neko Case. On September 9, 2010, the Americana Music Association named The List the Album of the Year.
In addition to her own recordings, Cash has made guest appearances on albums by Jeff Bridges, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marc Cohn, The Chieftains, John Stewart, Willy Mason, Mike Doughty, and others, as well as children’s albums by Larry Kirwan, Tom Chapin, and Dan Zanes and Friends. She has also appeared on tribute albums to The Band, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, John Hiatt, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Nyro, Yoko Ono, Doc Pomus and Tammy Wynette.
In November 2011, Cash performed with the Minnesota Orchestra. In preparation for the event, she worked with composer Stephen Barber to orchestrate nine of her songs.
The tourism organization Brand USA enlisted Cash to develop a song to promote foreign tourism to the United States. In April 2012, she released the song “Land of Dreams,” which was utilized by Brand USA in video advertisements and online as part of a global tourism campaign.
On February 6, 2012, Cash received the AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in Sound Recordings.
Cash sang the part of Monique on the 2013 album Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a collaboration between rock singer John Mellencamp and novelist Stephen King.
Cash gave the closing speech at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ conference, APAP|NYC, in January 2013.
Rosanne Cash signed with Blue Note Records in 2013 to release a new original album. The River & the Thread was released on January 14, 2014. It is Cash’s first album in more than four years.
The River & the Thread is a collection of songs written with husband and collaborator John Leventhal, inspired by trips through the American South. Cash describes The River & The Thread as “a mini-travelogue of the South, and of the soul.” The Journey included visits to father Johnny Cash’s childhood home in Dyess, Arkansas, her own early childhood home in Memphis, TN, William Faulkner’s house, Dockery Farms in Cleveland, MS, the plantation where Howlin’ Wolf and Charley Patton worked and sang, Natchez, MS, the blues trail, the Tallahatchie Bridge, as well as a visit with Natalie Chanin, a master seamstress in Florence, Alabama.
Throughout 2014, Cash toured extensively with partner John Leventhal, performing The River & The Thread in sequence with first-person stories woven through historical time to much critical acclaim. The River & The Thread was the Number One album of 2014 on Americana radio, and was honored by USA Today, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, NPR Fresh Air, Uncut Magazine, No Depression, The Sun (UK), and American Songwriter as one of the top albums of 2014.
On 8 February 2015, Cash won three GRAMMY awards for Best Americana Album for The River & The Thread, and Best American Roots Song with John Leventhal and Best American Roots Performance for A Feather’s Not A Bird.
Cash and Leventhal 2013
Cash’s parents, Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto, were married in San Antonio, Texas, in 1954. She has three younger sisters, Kathy, Cindy and Tara. Johnny and Vivian divorced in 1966, and he married June Carter in 1968. Cash’s stepsisters are country singers Carlene Carter and Rosie Nix Adams, also known as Rosey Carter, June Carter’s daughters from her first two marriages. Johnny and June’s son John Carter Cash is Rosanne’s half brother. Cash’s stepmother and father died in 2003.
Cash married country music singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell in 1979. They have three daughters: Caitlin, Chelsea and Carrie. Cash also raised Crowell’s daughter, Hannah, from a previous marriage. Cash and Crowell divorced in 1992. She married her second husband, John Leventhal, in 1995, and they have one son, Jakob. Cash lives with her husband, son and youngest daughter in Chelsea, Manhattan.
On November 27, 2007, Cash was admitted to New York’s Presbyterian Hospital for brain surgery. In a press statement, she announced that she suffered from Chiari Malformation Type I and expected to “make a full recovery”. The surgery was successful, though recovery was slow, and in March 2008 she was forced to cancel her spring tour dates for further recuperation. She wrote about the experience in her New York Times article “Well, Actually, It Is Brain Surgery”. She resumed writing, recording and performing in late summer of 2008.
Cash supports several charitable organizations. She is a longtime board member of The Center To Prevent Youth Violence (CPYV), formally known as PAX, an organization dedicating to preventing gun violence among children. She was honored by PAX at their fifth annual benefit gala in 2005.
Cash is a frequent guest teacher at the English and Songwriting programs of various colleges and universities including LeMoyne, Farleigh-Dickinson and NYU.
Cash has been associated with Children, Incorporated for more than 25 years and has sponsored many children through the organization, which works to support and educate needy children and young adults worldwide.
She also works with Arkansas State University on the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home project, which is working to restore her father’s childhood home in Dyess, Arkansas. The Cash family has supported the restoration by raising money through annual music festivals. Rosanne hosted the first and second annual Johnny Cash Music Festivals in 2011 and 2012.
In 2014 Cash contributed essays to The Oxford-American and the book of collected essays edited by Sari Botton Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers On Their Unshakable Love For New York. She was also featured in Gael Towey’s Portraits in Creativity as a featured artist for her Profile Series [CITATION].
Cash is a dedicated supporter of artists’ rights in the digital age and sits on the board of the Content Creators Coalition. On 25 June 2014, Cash testified before The House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee on intellectual property rights and internet music licensing.
at Zanzibar and Grill NYC – 550 Third Avenue next to Sarge’s Delicatessen – as seen on The Jon Hammond Show – MNN TV Channel 1
The late great David Fathead Newman – David’s wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_%22Fathead%22_Newman
David “Fathead” Newman (February 24, 1933 – January 20, 2009) was an American jazz and rhythm-and-blues saxophonist who made numerous recordings as a session musician and leader, but is best known for his work as a sideman on seminal 1950s and early 1960s recordings by singer-pianist Ray Charles.
The All Music Guide to Jazz wrote that “there have not been many saxophonists and flutists more naturally soulful than David “Fathead” Newman,” and that “one of jazz’s and popular music’s great pleasures is to hear, during a vocalist’s break, the gorgeous, huge Newman tones filling the space . . . .” Newman is sometimes cited as a leading exponent of the so-called “Texas Tenor” saxophone style, which refers to the many big-toned, bluesy jazz tenor players from that state.
Newman was born in Corsicana, Texas, on February 24, 1933, but grew up in Dallas, where he studied first the piano and then the saxophone. According to one account, he got his nickname “Fathead” in school when “an outraged music instructor used it as an epithet after catching Mr. Newman playing a Sousa march from memory rather than from reading the sheet music, which rested upside down on the stand.”
Inspired by the jump blues bandleader Louis Jordan, Newman took up the alto saxophone in the seventh grade, and was mentored by former Count Basie saxophonist Buster Smith. He went off to Jarvis Christian College on a music and theology scholarship but quit school after three years and began playing professionally, mostly jazz and blues, with a number of musicians, including Smith, pianist Lloyd Glenn, and guitarist bandleaders Lowell Fulson and T-Bone Walker.
Sideman and soloist with Ray Charles
Newman met and befriended Ray Charles in early 1951 when Charles was playing piano and singing with the Lowell Fulson band. Newman joined Charles’ band in 1954 as a baritone saxophone player, but later switched to tenor and became Charles’ principal saxophone soloist after tenor saxophonist Don Wilkerson left the band.
Many of Charles’ seminal recordings during the 1950s and early 1960s feature a saxophone solo by Newman. These include hits such as “Lonely Avenue,” “Swanee River Rock,” “Ain’t That Love,” “The Right Time” (with Newman on alto sax), and “Unchain My Heart”. Although his solos were short in duration, they became, as the New York Times later noted, “crucial to the Ray Charles sound.” Atlantic Records’ producer Jerry Wexler, who signed Charles to the label, called Newman Charles’ “alter ego on tenor.” Charles said that Newman “could make his sax sing the song like no one else.” As Newman himself put it, “I became famous for playing 8-bar and 12-bar solos!”
In 1959, Newman released his debut album as a leader, Fathead: Ray Charles Presents David Newman, with Charles playing piano. He stayed with Charles’ band until 1964, and rejoined the group in 1970–1971.
Bernard Purdie’s wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Purdie
Bernard Lee “Pretty” Purdie (born June 11, 1939) is an American session drummer, and is considered an influential and innovative exponent of funk. He is known for his precise musical time keeping and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat: the “Purdie Shuffle.”
Purdie recorded Soul Drums (1968) as a band leader and although he went on to record Alexander’s Ragtime Band, the album remained unreleased until Soul Drums was reissued on CD in 2009 with the Alexander’s Ragtime Band sessions. Other solo albums include Purdie Good (1971), Soul Is … Pretty Purdie (1972) and the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Lialeh (1973).
In the mid-1990s he was a member of The 3B’s, with Bross Townsend and Bob Cunningham.
t an early age Purdie began hitting cans with sticks and learned the elements of drumming techniques from overhearing lessons being given by Leonard Heywood. He later took lessons from Heywood and played in Heywood’s big band. Purdie’s other influences at that time were Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Joe Marshall, Art Blakey, as well as Cozy Cole, Sticks Evans, Panama Francis, Louis Bellson, and Herbie Lovelle.
In 1961 he moved from his home town of Elkton, Maryland, to New York. In order to be able to obtain a licence to perform in public (minimum age 21), Purdie claimed he was born in 1939, while in fact he was born in 1941. There he played sessions with Mickey and Sylvia and regularly visited the Turf Club on 50th and Broadway, where musicians, agents, and promoters met and touted for business. It was during this period that he played for the saxophonist Buddy Lucas (musician), who nicknamed him ‘Mississippi Bigfoot’. Eventually Barney Richmond contracted him to play session work. In a 1978 interview, Purdie claimed to have added drum overdubs to “several [tracks] of the Beatles’ Hamburg recording” with Tony Sheridan, including “Ain’t She Sweet”, “Take Out Some Insurance on Me Baby” and “Sweet Georgia Brown”, to give them a punchier sound for the US market.
Purdie was contracted by arranger Sammy Lowe to play a session with James Brown in 1965 and recording session records also show that Purdie played on “Ain’t That A Groove” at the same session. This was one of several sessions he played with Brown and the track “Kansas City” from Brown’s album Cold Sweat (1967), displays one of the most sophisticated and driving shuffles recorded for Brown’s catalogue. Purdie is also credited on the albums Say It Loud-I’m Black and I’m Proud (1969) and Get on the Good Foot (1972).
Purdie started working with Aretha Franklin as musical director in 1970 and held that position for five years, as well as drumming for Franklin’s opening act, King Curtis and The King Pins. In 1970 he performed with both bands at the Fillmore West; the resulting live recordings were released as Aretha Live at the Fillmore West (1971) and King Curtis’s Live at Fillmore West (1971). His best known track with Franklin was “Rock Steady”, on which he played what he described as “a funky and low down beat”. Of his time with Franklin he once commented that “backing her was like floating in seventh heaven”.
Purdie was credited on the soundtrack album for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and more recently he was the drummer for the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair and appeared on the associated Broadway cast recording.
Purdie has been a resident of New Jersey, living in Edison, Teaneck and Springfield Township.
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Jon Hammond Show cable access TV show broadcast for 03/28/2015, Jon’s band performing in jazzkeller Frankfurt original composition “Get Back in The Groove” – exclusive footage from Jon Hammond Show of the late great Dave Van Ronk followed by radio interview footage with Alan Pasqua and Jon Hammond just before Alan’s concert with Allan Holdsworth recorded for DVD, then never-before-seen footage Jon filmed of Michael Brecker, the late great jazz tenor saxophonist in performance with Barry Finnerty’s band in Michael’s club Seventh Avenue South he co-owned with his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village – wrapping up the show, a wonderful segment of Joe Franklin on mic with Jon Hammond, Joe Franklin was the King of Radio & TV
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