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'We Kept The Music Going': Bernard Purdie On Drumming For Aretha And More

One of the hardest-working drummers in the history of recorded music, Purdie has appeared on thousands of albums. He tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro that at least one of his iconic grooves was an accident.

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Royal Wedding Was Filled With Symbolism Of African-American History

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Meet Me in the Morning Jerry Granelli
Driva Man Jerry Granelli
Heroines Jakob Bro
Nag Champa Enemies
Blue Harvest Pinback

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Braved The Elements Of Alaska To Pay Tribute To His Grandmother

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Mary Alee Quinn Christopherson
Birth & Fall Earthist
From Here to Where Blktop Project
Beans for Breakfast Blktop Project
Chairman Dances John Adams
Signal Sohn
Heart is Wild The Pimps of Joytime & Chauncey Yearwood

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The Voice Behind The 'Laurel' Or 'Yanny' Recording: Actor Jay Aubrey Jones

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'We Kept The Music Going': Bernard Purdie On Drumming For Aretha And More

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