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Tunes that'll knock your socks off!

Musical Slideshow

For more slideshows, navigate to (click) SLIDES page.

News Flash!

New Bellson-related media

and the Music that Changed America.
By Jeff Kaufman (Film)

(To watch Trailers, click photos)

THE CENTURY PROJECT - 100 Years of American Music
from behind the drums. By Daniel Glass (2DVD set)

In His Own Words

(Click to play.)
Watch Louie Bellson discuss his beloved mentor, Duke Ellington in “Reminiscing In Tempo.”

While giving a clinic at the Hollywood Vintage Drum Show, Bellson is pleased to be reunited with his Billy Gladstone Custom Snare Drum.

Watch Louie Bellson in this lively interview by NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants -- Oral History Program.

Hear Bellson’s 8 extensive interviews as conducted by the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, a part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Click logo & page down to Bellson (7th artist down).

. . . . Drummer . . . . Bandleader . . . . Composer . . . . Arranger . . . . Clinician . . . . Inventor . . . . Author . . . . Recording Artist . . . . Grammy Nominee . . . . NEA Jazz Master . . . . An American Legend . . . .

New Website ~ Tips

Navigation bar (at top) - Go to pages & subpages.

Sidebar (on left) - Useful links.  Displays on all pages.

Links (all site) - Nearly all title bars, photos & underlined                               words are clickable links to further info.

Inspirational Uses for ...

Youth - history, music appreciation, term papers, theses.

Sr. Citizens - treat someone (not online) to a website visit.

"Hear Here!"

Hear sound clips & get Bellson's last CDs.
(Click any image)  


Music Charts

Louie Bellson Big Band Library

Full arrangements

Titles now available: 48

• “Skin Deep”

• “Hawk Talks”

• “Intimacy of the Blues”

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• According to chart size/use.

• Includes repro, assembly. Shipping cost separate.

Request for Quote: <--Click for directions.

Conductor Guides: <--2013 NOW AVAILABLE!

Bellson Merchandise

Welcome to Bellsonia !

(aka "Mrs. B's GiftShop")

Click PIC for link.             Click HERE for Order Form.

The Bellson Zone

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Now Entering the Bellson Zone . . . Once you go in, you won't want to come out!

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Click below to watch Bellson perform the third movement of his composition

"East Side Suite" on The Tonight Show w/Johnny Carson. (1992)





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~ Explore A Remarkable Life ~

Take the adventure!  Navigation bar & Sidebar accessible from all pages.


From Youth . . .


. . . to Legend . . .

. . . The Beat Goes On !


2013 Oil Portrait Unveiled


Watch 4 min. video clip of Mrs. B at the unveiling of the stunning portrait of Louie Bellson by artist Michael Del Priore.  Chicago Drum Show coordinator Rob Cook presides (May 18, 2013)

 Mrs. B was jubilant!


Honoring a Legend

Louie Bellson Monument in his boyhood home and final resting place, Moline, Illinois.


Photo by John Greenwood, Moline Dispatch/Argus

Mrs. B places flowers at the (2-sided, 4 surface) Monument which she designed. 5/20/10

For full story and photos, go to (click) Monument Dedication subpage.

Share your remembrance in the Guestbook.


  ~ In Memoriam ~  

See News page (7/19/09) for story on passing of DEE DEE BELLSON  

Watch 1988 performance on Star Search w/Ed McMahon. click photo-->




Quotes from the Notables

“Not only is Louie Bellson the world’s greatest drummer...he is the world’s greatest musician!” -- Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

“To listen and see Louie is to know ‘Man’s love of music.’”                      -- Pearl Bailey Bellson

“Louie Bellson – the only man I know who, when he plays by himself, sounds like a symphony orchestra.” -- Sammy Davis, Jr.

“Louie is the best person I ever met.” -- Tony Bennett

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For more quotes with photos, click Celebrity Quotes subpage.

Then, write your say in the Guestbook.



Bellson Site-Seeing Around the World

Displays, Exhibits, Artifacts

Go to (click) Site-Seeing subpage.


Hometown Slideshow Tribute

"Louie Bellson: Hometown Hero"

Slideshow chronicling Illinois native son Louie Bellson's presence in the Q-C area.

Produced by Todd Mizener, The Dispatch Argus (Moline/Rock Island, IL) archives.

Set to the music "Skin Deep" composed & performed by Louie Bellson.

 (7:53 min)   To watch, click Q-C Online or click photo --->


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Choose/click album to hear samples from.

Psst!  SECRET TIP:  Order 3 or more CDs -- only $5 each!  (CD Baby has 100's of titles!)


"Give the Drummer Some!"


Here's the drumset played by Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith at the Superbowl.

Q: Where'd they get the idea for this drumset from???  Hmm . . .








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