Legendary Drummer Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie Shows How to Perform the Iconic Shuffle Named After Him

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, the legendary drummer who worked with such artists as James Brown, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin and King Curtis, quite jovially shared how to play the iconic “Purdie Shuffle” – a funky half-time shuffle that became his trademark sound. He goes through it step by step, counting out the beats easily, all while joking and smiling in between.

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie: The legendary Purdie Shuffle