Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Soulful and Funky - Drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie


What do James Brown's Ain't That A Groove, Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud, and Get on the Good Foot; Aretha Franklin's Rock Steady; and the soundtrack album for The Beatles film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band have in common? The soulful and funky drumming of the talented Bernard "Pretty" Purdie.

Download and mix FREE drum tracks of Bernard Purdie demonstrating the "Purdie Shuffle".

If you're new to mixing acoustic drums remember to check and if needed correct the phase of all the drum tracks relative to the overhead tracks.

There are 20 tracks in all including 3 Decca Tree microphone array tracks. Remember, you don't have to use all the tracks! Start simple if you want to, Snare Top, Kick In, Rack Toms 1 and 2, Floor Tom and Overheads. Have fun, Tom Bowser