Video: Pretty As I Wanna Be – The Story Of Bernard Purdie

Video: Pretty As I Wanna Be – The Story Of Bernard Purdie

What do Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’, Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’, NWA’s ‘Fuck The Police’, and The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ have in common? This guy’s hands. ‘Pretty As I Wanna Be – The Story of Bernard Purdie’ tells the story of the collaboration between Under Kontrol,

What do Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’, Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’, NWA’s ‘Fuck The Police’, and The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ have in common? This guy’s hands.

‘Pretty As I Wanna Be – The Story of Bernard Purdie’ tells the story of the collaboration between Under Kontrol, the human beatbox world champions, and Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie, “The greatest funky drummer of them all”. This is an interesting clash between old and new, instrumental and vocal and between funk and hip hop.

Check a short teaser here and watch the full documentary below.

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Just an ordinary guy always on the hunt for extraordinary music. Not just as the founder of The Find Magazine & Rucksack Records, but also as a freelance music journalist and—above all—out of love for all kinds of good music.