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Tunes that'll knock your socks off!

In His Own Words

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(1974)
Watch Louie Bellson discuss his beloved mentor, Duke Ellington in “Reminiscing In Tempo.”



(1981)
At the 1981 Bands of America Grand National Championship. Louie was featured performing with the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and co-hosted the TV broadcast.



(1999)
While giving a clinic at the Hollywood Vintage Drum Show, Bellson is pleased to be reunited with his Billy Gladstone Custom Snare Drum.



(2003)
Watch Louie Bellson in this lively interview by NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants -- Oral History Program.


(2005)
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.




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Louie Bellson is interviewed by Paul Chiaravalle, President of Chiaravalle & Associates at IAJE (Int'l Assn. for Jazz Educators) re: The Rich Matteson Foundation.


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

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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 of Website for ...

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

Sr. Citizens - treat someone (w/o computer access) to a website visit.

Music Charts

Louie Bellson Big Band Library

Full arrangements

Titles now available: 50

• “Skin Deep”

• “Hawk Talks”

• “Intimacy of the Blues”

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Pricing:

• According to chart size/use.

• Includes repro, assembly. Shipping cost separate.

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Conductor Guides: <-- Now Available!

"Hear Here!"

Hear sound clips from the last CDs.
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History Lessons

New Bellson-related media
(Trailers)


THE SAVOY KING - Chick Webb
and the Music that Changed America.
By Jeff Kaufman (Film)


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



LB90 T-Shirt - Just Released!

“Celebrate a Maestro”

LB90 design on military green T-shirt

Unveiled at NAMM 2015

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Merchandise

THE SHOP at Bellsonia

Exciting items from our revamped store.

 

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Drumsticks

Announcing! ... LB Legacy

Stick-Tag-Card Combo

Drumsticks, Door Tag and Download Card

 

A Drummer’s Treat!  Get motivated with …

Drumsticks – Zildjian Louie Bellson Artist Series Signature Drumsticks with Legendary "Saturn Ring" tip designed by Bellson himself!
Door Tag – for your practice room. 2-sided, LB logo & humorous msg on reverse.
Download Card – download a full (big-band) album: “Louie & Clark Expedition 2”

Play along with an LB album using LB sticks while protected by Bellson door tag! Cool

  

3-item Combo only $15

 

Drumstick 6-Pack

Teachers & Drummers stock up!

6 pairs of Zildjian Louie Bellson Artist Series Signature Drumsticks

 LB Drumstick 6-Pack only $50

(plus free gifts!) 

 

Charts & More

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Vintage CDs

    

    

Select CD Titles (listed in order shown above)

 

 CDs

     

"Sacred Music of LB"     "Louie & Clark Expedition 2"

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Double DVD Sets

Louie Bellson is included in these DVDs ...

“THE CENTURY PROJECT”  100 Years of American Music from behind the Drums

“TRAPS”  Story of Vintage Drums

by Daniel Glass

 

Watch exciting 1-min Trailer of the DVDs! --> 

LB90 T-Shirt

“Celebrate a Maestro”

LB90 design on military green T-shirt

Unveiled at NAMM 2015 Power Wrist Builders booth

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Misc. Bellson T-Shirts

 

T-SHIRT: 

white design,   Bellson band logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T-SHIRT:

color design,    Bellson playing drums

 

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DrumWife & DrumMom Boutique
Hey Drummer -- Got Wife?  Got Mom?
Unique gifts with a clever byline
Designed by Mrs. B.
 

Tote Bags - Drum Wife & Drum Mom

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"Wife" only. (Sorry, "Mom" is sold out!)

 

Embroidered Tote Bags

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 a. Medium Canvass

 

size (inches): 14.5 h x14.5 w

Natural color; gussets

Wife - red handles

Mom - blue handles

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 b. Leather trim

 

100% cotton heavy canvass

size (inches): 14.5 H x19 W

Leather Handles & Corners (reinforced)

Large inner zipped pocket.  Magnet closure.

Wife - beige       Wife - black

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Drum Art

Art Print - Louie Bellson, by Merryl Jaye 

A dynamic new portrait of  Louie Bellson by celebrated painter, Merryl Jaye.  She has vividly rendered her subjects of preeminent jazz greats as she captures on canvas the emotion and spontaneity of jazz in live performance.
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8.5"x11” Art Print
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Art Print - 4 Legendary Drummers, by Michael DelPriore

                  “Gone but not forgotten”

ART PRINT

Four legendary drummers who inspired each other

(11”x14” giclee on canvas)

by Michael Del Priore  ~  —DelPriorePortraits.

This national award-winning portrait artist has painted more than 600 portraits in his 20-year career.  His works grace state capitols, supreme courts, universities, boardrooms, private collections.

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 Shipping

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Browse the following products

available direct from our Partners

 

The Cookie Garden

Drum Cookies -- Yum!!


A dozen gigantic, scrumptious cookies baked to order. Three Bellson-designed packages to choose from. Bonus! Free CD download card enclosed with these 3 designs.

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Power Wrist Builders™ has unveiled these precision-made metal practice drumsticks.

"Peace and Love, Louie Bellson"

Dedicated to Louie Bellson, each pair is engraved with his favorite salutation, his signature and a unique PWB serial no.  Case/Pad accessories available.

Notes:  Wooden Gift Box sold separately.

The "Desk Set" (not shown) incls. stick grooves on one side & practice pad on the other.

To order, click the Photo above.

For all models, click Catalog

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Books

Books by Bellson (click)

Bellson in Other's Books (click)

including two of Mrs. B's favorites!

Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica (2015)            The Big Gig (2011)

   

 (for more info, click book covers)