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Bruce Arnold Bernard Purdie Orpheus Interview & Concert

July 8, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bruce Arnold Bernard Purdie Orpheus Interview & Concert

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Jon Hammond interview Bruce Arnold / Bruce Arnold-Orpheus and Bernard Purdie founding members of Orpheus band who had the 1968 hit “Can’t Find The Time”, later joined by Bruce’s son JohnMark Arnold and the band in concert with their hit at the Marin County Fair – this clip will be broadcast on The Jon Hammond Show in New York and streaming

Orpheus live band credits:
Bruce Arnold – guitar, vocals

Bernard Purdie – drums

Howie Hersh – bass
Elliot Sherman – piano, keyboards
John Arnold – guitar, vocals

Bill Shontz – saxophone, flute, vocals
Steve Kaetzel – Keyboards

The group released a total of four albums and five singles between 1968 and 1971.

Orpheus played many sold-out concerts throughout the United States, sharing the stage with artists such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jeff Beck, The Rascals and Janis Joplin – to name a few.
Their classic 1968 hit single, “Can’t Find the Time”, was covered in 2000 by Hootie & The Blowfish for the soundtrack to the Farrelly Brothers comedy “Me, Myself & Irene” starring Jim Carrey and Rene Zellweger.
Their second album, Ascending, reached no. 10 in the 1968 Playboy magazine Jazz and Pop Reader Poll, “Vocal Album of the Year”.
The group recorded the title track “Little Sister” for the 1969 MGM movie “Marlowe,” starring James Garner, Rita Moreno and Bruce Lee.
Orpheus reunited in 1988 and performed at the Boston Music Awards with the late Brad Delp, (lead singer of the platinum selling group Boston).
Orpheus was invited to record at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in 1988. The material from these sessions was later included on Bruce Arnold’s CD titled “Orpheus Again” released in 2010.
In 1968 Actor/Comedian Chevy Chase toured Southern Universities with a band posing as Orpheus.
The group was one of the first contemporary music bands to be asked to perform at The Museum of Modern Art in 1969.
Orpheus albums and singles were released worldwide reaching the Top 20 in Brazil, Britain, France and the Philippines.
The band’s music has been lauded by entertainment industry notables such as Elvis Costello, Laura Nyro, Steely Dan, Chevy Chase, The B52’s, The Cars, Chicago, Aerosmith, Boston, Hootie & The Blowfish, Matthew Sweet, Miles Davis, John Stewart, David Freiberg, St. Etienne, Edwin McCain, Jimmy Webb, Phil Ramone, Questlove, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Tony Bennett, The J. Geils Band, Neil Sedaka, George Lucas, John Williams, Chuck Norris, Red Peters, Jerry Harrison (The Talking Heads), Jim Carrey, Ryan Seacrest, Dan Patrick and David Lynch.


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Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men “LATE RENT” theme song at Mikell’s NYC and some Cold Duck Time at top

April 29, 2009

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men “LATE RENT” theme song at Mikell’s NYC and some Cold Duck Time at top″”
Yes it’s year 1989, August 28th here at Mikell’s jazz club in New York (now defunct legendary club) some highlights from JON HAMMOND’S All-Star night including Hammond’s theme song “Late Rent” with BERNARD PURDIE-drums, ALEX FOSTER-tenor sax, BARRY FINNERTY-gtr., CHUGGY CARTER-perc. and JON HAMMOND at his 1959 B3 Organ playing all bass lines as well. Late Rent is the theme song for Jon Hammond’s Broadcasts on Radio & TV *Currently Host of “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide” on CBS Radio KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM. Excellent rhythm break on Cold Duck Time featuring Chuggy Carter followed by Late Rent which was a perfect fit for Bernard’s “Purdie Shuffle”, enjoy! *For more info: ©2009 Tags: Hammond B3 Organ, HammondCast, Bernard Purdie, Funk, Blues, Fried Chicken Shuffle, MCTV, Time Warner Cable TV, “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS! ASCAP Network HammondCast Sow KYOURADIO every day.

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