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  • Chis Millar

    Chis Millar Fresno

    Gotta love Mrs. B's attention to her husbands legacy...Very important to Jazz history and American history !

    Gotta love Mrs. B's attention to her husbands legacy...Very important to Jazz history and American history !

  • Chis Millar

    Chis Millar Fresno

    At 12 years old or so I was going on and on to my Dad about how Ringo was such an awesome cat. My Dad then sat me down in front of his Hi-Fi and put an LP titled 'Ellington Uptown' which of course has the original 'Skin Deep' cut. I was absolutely blown away. After that I became an insufferable Jazz Snob for the longest time. L.B. is loved and admired by legions of drummers around the world for one reason....He was a total soulful genius !

    At 12 years old or so I was going on and on to my Dad about how Ringo was such an awesome cat. My Dad then sat me down in front of his Hi-Fi and put an LP titled 'Ellington Uptown' which of course has the original 'Skin Deep' cut. I was absolutely blown away. After that I became an insufferable Jazz Snob for the longest time. L.B. is loved and admired by legions of drummers around the world for one reason....He was a total soulful genius !

  • RAY HUNDLEY

    RAY HUNDLEY MOLINE, ILLINOIS

    Louie, the best keeping the beat for that huge band in the sky!

    Louie, the best keeping the beat for that huge band in the sky!

  • Carla Sylvestri

    Carla Sylvestri San Mateo, CA

    My father, Bob Bianchi, instilled in me at a young age that Louie Bellson was the "greatest drummer of all time." I was honored to have him perform at my wedding on Valentines Day! Unforgettable! Our family is grateful for all the wonderful memories we were able to share together. He will forever be missed! ...And yes, now my three children know that Louie Bellson is "the greatest drummer of all time!"

    My father, Bob Bianchi, instilled in me at a young age that Louie Bellson was the "greatest drummer of all time." I was honored to have him perform at my wedding on Valentines Day! Unforgettable! Our family is grateful for all the wonderful memories we were able to share together. He will forever be missed! ...And yes, now my three children know that Louie Bellson is "the greatest drummer of all time!"

  • Skip Hoffman

    Skip Hoffman Illinois

    I had the honor to meet Louis back in 1965 when he visited my high school, Maine East in Park Ridge IL. I was a junior at the time and my teacher, Jake Jerger, had invited Louis to hear the jazz band and share his comments. It was an event I’ll never forget. Thanks for maintaining your excellent website and keeping the legend that LB is alive.

    I had the honor to meet Louis back in 1965 when he visited my high school, Maine East in Park Ridge IL. I was a junior at the time and my teacher, Jake Jerger, had invited Louis to hear the jazz band and share his comments. It was an event I’ll never forget.
    Thanks for maintaining your excellent website and keeping the legend that LB is alive.

  • Alan

    Alan Carmel Ca

    I thought I would add: Louie had a feel and sound like no other. His "swing" was different then all others. When you heard a record or CD there was no m,istaking when Bellson was playing. Whenever he guested with a band (listen and look at the Tonight Show videos) the band turned into the Bellson band.....and the Jingle Sticks!! I have tried playing them...are you kidding??? only Louie could do that...really!

    I thought I would add: Louie had a feel and sound like no other. His "swing" was different then all others. When you heard a record or CD there was no m,istaking when Bellson was playing. Whenever he guested with a band (listen and look at the Tonight Show videos) the band turned into the Bellson band.....and the Jingle Sticks!! I have tried playing them...are you kidding??? only Louie could do that...really!

  • Alan

    Alan Carmel Ca

    Met you, years ago with Louie at the Sunset Center, Carmel Ca. Louie had some age on him but drove the big band effortlessly. He was as good as he ever was. He autographed a CD for me, which I presented to Kurt ..a friend and student of many, many years ago. The new site is excellent. I wish you the best luck and good fortune.

    Met you, years ago with Louie at the Sunset Center, Carmel Ca. Louie had
    some age on him but drove the big band effortlessly. He was as good as
    he ever was. He autographed a CD for me, which I presented to Kurt
    ..a friend and student of many, many years ago. The new site is
    excellent. I wish you the best luck and good fortune.

  • Kurt

    Kurt Maumelle Arkansas

    Hey Mrs. B! Can we get some more of the t-shirts that are sold out? I will buy 2 of each!!!!

    Hey Mrs. B! Can we get some more of the t-shirts that are sold out? I will buy 2 of each!!!!

  • Bev Weager

    Bev Weager I’m in!

    Yay! Love the new site. Got in without problems. Thank you so much for the blood, sweat & tears you suffered to make this transition happen. You are sooooo appreciated, Mrs. B!!!

    Yay! Love the new site. Got in without problems. Thank you so much for the blood, sweat & tears you suffered to make this transition happen. You are sooooo appreciated, Mrs. B!!!

  • Julie Grandi

    Julie Grandi La Quinta, CA

    Hi Louie. Remember your friend John Grandi? I am his wife. As I think you know, he passed away about 6 years ago.. Amng the many things I miss about him - his Louie Bellson stories are part of the fun memories. Keep posting! Julie Grandi

    Hi Louie. Remember your friend John Grandi? I am his wife. As I think you know, he passed away about 6 years ago.. Amng the many things I miss about him - his Louie Bellson stories are part of the fun memories. Keep posting! Julie Grandi

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