Purdie Good!

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Purdie Good!
Purdie Good!.jpg
Studio album by Bernard Purdie
Released 1971
Recorded January 11, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 10013
Producer Bob Porter
Bernard Purdie chronology
Soul Drums
(1967)Soul Drums1967
Purdie Good!
Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get)
(1971)Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get)1971

Purdie Good! is an album led by jazz drummer Bernard Purdie which was recorded for the Prestige label in 1971.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Stewart Mason of Allmusic states, "it seems like Purdie's much-vaunted ability to play well in just about any style thrown at him is almost a liability on 1971's Purdie Good... the covers are competent enough, but why listen to them when the originals are far superior? At best, the album only barely lives up to its title".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bernard Purdie except as indicated

  1. "Cold Sweat" (James Brown, Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis) - 5:30
  2. "Montego Bay" (Bobby Bloom, Jeff Barry) - 5:40
  3. "Purdie Good" - 6:20
  4. "Wasteland" - 6:10
  5. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Fred Neil) - 5:14
  6. "You Turn Me On" - 6:20




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed July 2, 2013
  2. ^ Bernard Purdie discography accessed July 2, 2013
  3. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic listing accessed July 1, 2013.
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 164. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.