Bernhard "Pretty" Purdie

legangary session drummer Bernhard Pretty Purdie in the recording studio

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Possibly one of the most recorded drummers on the planet Bernhard "Pretty" Purdie is a legend. Pretty Purdie took time out while recording at Fenix Sound to talk with Johnny Jaskott about his amazing career as a session drummer and how he has changed as the recording industry has evolved.


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Bernhard "Pretty" Purdie has possibly been the most recorded musician ever having over 4,000 released records that he's featured or maybe not featured on. Just a brief selection of artists that have used Pretty Purdies talents include:


Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, Gladys Knight, B.B. King, Issac Hayes, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, Hall & Oates, Paul Simon, Brook Benton, Percy Sledge, Nina Simone, James Brown, Cat Stevens, Louis Armstrong, Grover Washington and many, many more! The chances are that in the last hour you listened to a record on the radio with Pretty Purdie playing the drums.


benhard pretty purdy and friends at fenix studios


There are numerous websites dedicated to Pretty Purdie but for further information and a complete biography visit Pretty Purdie's website.


Special thanks to Pretty Purdie for sparing so much of his time to record this video, to Johnny Jaskot of Babblefish for producing the feature and to everyone at Fenix Studios for all of their help in making this feature possible!






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