Drummer Talk

Bernard Purdie on recording with James Brown and others during his 50-year career.

In a recent interview with delawareonline.com, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, the world’s most recorded drummer, opened up about recording with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

He was a pain. P-a-i-n. But he knew what he wanted. He was very, very demanding. Basically, you take orders. Take them well. Shut up. And then leave

That’s some strong language coming from one of the nicest drummers on the planet!

Check out the full interview

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