Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - "Lialeh" (NSFW*)

Here's a video/music gift to all Steely Dan fans dropping by. It's movie music from 1974 written and performed by legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. A guy who's played on thousands of recordings over the years including a few on Steely Dan's The Royal Scam and Aja.

This is the title track from the blaxploitation/"first major black porn" movie Lialeh. If you're offended by nude women you should skip this video and definitely the whole movie. The full movie also features a few nude men.
The music's funky stuff though, and the soundtrack was re-released in 2003. Sound in this clip is irritatingly out of sync, so just close your eyes and let yourself be seduced by the groove and Bernard's vocals. And (although we haven't checked) the whole soundtrack is apparently available on iTunes.

This track and a couple more from the soundtrack is currently on the Radio Dupree playlist

Hey Donald, Walter ... Michael; how about adding this in a jazzy, instrumental version as the opening song to the 2010 tour? Scantily clad woman optional. We are pretty sure that Walter could weave a suitably sordid/sweet/sleazy tale (pre- or post-coitus) to this one.

(*) NSFW = Not Safe For Work. From the Wikipedia entry:
Typically, the NSFW tag is used in E-mail, movies (such as on Youtube) and on interactive discussion areas (such as internet forums, blogs and community websites) to mark URLs or hyperlinks which may be sexually explicit or include audio containing profanity, helping the reader avoid potentially objectionable content.

Consider yourself warned.

And, no, the movie isn't as good as the music. Take our word for it.

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