Stand by Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get)

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Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get)
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Studio album by Pretty Purdie and The Playboys
Released 1971
Recorded August 12 & 13, 1971
Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Genre Soul jazz
Length 34:21
Label Mega
Producer Bob Thiele
Bernard Purdie chronology
Purdie Good!
(1971)Purdie Good!1971
Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get)

Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get) is an album led by jazz drummer Bernard Purdie which was recorded for the Mega label in 1971.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]

Victor W. Valdivia of Allmusic writes, "Stand by Me is a frustrating album. Bernard "Pretty" Purdie was always an extraordinarily talented musician, but as a bandleader and songwriter, he was inconsistent at best... Stand by Me has some high points, but is not the place for newcomers to discover Purdie's talents".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 4:55
  2. "Modern Jive" (Bernard Purdie, Richard Tee) - 3:18
  3. "Spanish Harlem" (Mike Leiber, Phil Spector) - 3:29
  4. "Artificialness" (Purdie, Gil Scott-Heron) - 3:05
  5. "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Clifton Davis) - 3:00
  6. "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" (Tony Hester) - 5:13
  7. "It's Too Late" (Carole King, Toni Stern) - 4:30
  8. "Funky Mozart" (Purdie, Harold Wheeler, Mort Goode) - 3:00
  9. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) - 3:51




  1. ^ Watts, R., Callahan, M., Edwards, D. and Eyries, P. Mega Album Discography accessed July 3, 2013
  2. ^ Bernard Purdie discography accessed July 3, 2013
  3. ^ a b Valdivia, V. W. Allmusic listing accessed July 1, 2013.