This is one of my favorite images
LouieBellson.com with Gretsch Drums
______________________________________________________________ Honoring a Legend
photo by John Greenwood, Moline Dispatch/Argus
Click News page for full coverage of May 20, 2010 Bellson Monument Dedication. ______________________________________________________________ In His Own Words
chronicles his own early career in this lively video interview documented by the National Assoc- iation of Music Merchants (NAMM) Oral History Program.
(date: 1/19/03, duration: 4:40) To watch video, click photo---> _______________________________________________________________
"Give the drummer some!"
LOUIE BELLSON ARTIST SERIES DRUMSTICK
http://www.louiebellson.info/links.htmlLegendary "Saturn Ring" tip for his trademark ride cymbal sound.Mike Balter Mallets
Sticks, brushes, mallets. Louie Bellson Drumset Mallet Series, incl. jingle sticks.
http://mikebalter.com/lou_bellson_drumset_mallets.htmHome Products Specialty Mallets Louie Bellson Drumset Series
Louie Bellson Drumset Mallets
Essential innovative accessories for today's drummer. Several models are double-ended providing great solutions for quick changes.Alfred Publishing Books, DVDs, etc. written/performed by Bellson. (click/select any icon)Christian Jazz Artists Network
Bellson was inducted as an honorary member of the CJA Network in 2007. (Click left photo for Nov '07 interview. Click right logo for his CJA Artist page.)VINTAGE DRUM GUIDE – The History of Vintage Drums
Vintage drum collectors resource (literature, drum keys, heads, sticks and everything associated with drumming). For featured Bellson page, click photo.VINTAGE DRUMS AND MORE ... "Crash Boom Bam" The Favorite Site for Drum Collectors and EnthusiastsSmithsonian Jazz Oral History Project
Comprehensive (3-day, 108-page) interview of Bellson from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History. (Oct, 2005) Click image for transcript.Drummers For Jesus Bellson was the first inductee into the DFJ Hall of Excellence in Feb 2007. (click drum for DFJ website)Downbeat Magazine<--Current issue cover.
Review of "Louie & Clark Expedition 2" by Kirk Sillsbee, June 2008, p. 81.JazzTimes Magazine<--June 2008 issue.
Review of "Louie & Clark Expedition 2" by Steve Futterman, 6/2008 (Click cover)
Free Jazz MP3's ! <--(Click here & page down twice).Modern Drummer Magazine Dec 2004 issue celebrating Bellson's 80th birthday.Classic Drummer MagazineFall 2005 issue.
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