Born : 6 July 1924 in Rock Falls, Illinois, USA.
Died : 14 February 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
He is credited with pioneering the use of two bass drums, a set-up he already used at the age of 15. He received the prestigious Jazz Masters Award from the US National Endowment of the Arts in 1994 and was made a “Living Legend” by the Kennedy Centre in 2007.
He was married to singer Pearl Bailey from November 1952 until her death in 1990.
- 146 Instruments & Performance
- 48 Writing & Arrangement
- 2 Featuring & Presenting
- 7 Conducting & Leading
- 6 Production
- 7 Acting, Literary & Spoken
|Les DeMerle||Les DeMerle - Spectrum (Album)||United Artists Records||US||1969||Sell This Version|
|DR 1020||Les DeMerle||Les DeMerle - Transfusion (LP, Album)||Dobre Records||DR 1020||US||1978||Sell This Version|
|The Louie Bellson Drum Explosion||The Louie Bellson Drum Explosion - Matterhorn (Album)||Pablo Records, Pablo Records||Germany||1979||Sell This Version|
|HF-9705||Kinesis (3)||Kinesis (3) - New Life (LP, Album)||Headfirst||HF-9705||US||1980||Sell This Version|
|NIU6||The Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble||The Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble - Reflections Of You (LP)||NIU Jazz Ensemble||NIU6||US||1982||Sell This Version|
|Louie Bellson Big Band||Louie Bellson Big Band - "The London Gig" (Album)||Pablo Records||Spain||1983||Sell This Version|
|OJCCD-825-2, 2310-899||Louie Bellson*||Louie Bellson* - Cool, Cool, Blue (CD, RE, RM)||Original Jazz Classics, Pablo Records||OJCCD-825-2, 2310-899||US||1994||Sell This Version|