Norma Jean Bell

Real Name:
Norma Jean Bell
Profile:
Saxophone player, producer and singer in the house and dance music scene. In the early 90s she started the Detroit based Pandamonium record label.
She was a part of Frank Zappa's band from November 1, 1975, until December of the same year.
She has also performed with Tommy Bolin, Dave Mason, Raydio, Narada Michael Walden and Milt Jackson.
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PFG015CD Come Into My Room — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Come Into My Room (Album) Peacefrog Records PFG015CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
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CD 1 Love Me In The Rain — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Love Me In The Rain(CDr, Album) Pandamonium CD 1 US 2001 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

GR-005 Moodymann EP — Norma Jean Bell Kenny Dixon Jr. Feat. Norma Jeane Bell* Kenny Dixon Jr. Feat. Norma Jeane Bell* - Moodymann EP (EP) Grassroots Records GR-005 US 1994 Sell This Version
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BP 13 I Like The Things You Do For Me — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell I Like The Things You Do For Me Balance Prescription BP 13 US 1996 Sell This Version
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PR 003 Nobody Is Gonna Love You... (Like I Do!) — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Nobody Is Gonna Love You... (Like I Do!) Pandamonium PR 003 US 1996 Sell This Version
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PR 01 I'm The Baddest Bitch (In The Room) — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell I'm The Baddest Bitch (In The Room) (Maxi) Pandamonium PR 01 US 1996 Sell This Version
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PR 05 Love Me In The Rain — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Love Me In The Rain Pandamonium PR 05 US 1997 Sell This Version
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PR 07 Dreams / Love's Got It's Hooks In Me — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Dreams / Love's Got It's Hooks In Me Pandamonium PR 07 US 1998 Sell This Version
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PANDA 9 One Of Those Nights (Late Night Mix) — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell One Of Those Nights (Late Night Mix) Pandamonium PANDA 9 US 1998 Sell This Version
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PANDA 10 Im The Only Queen — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Im The Only Queen Pandamonium PANDA 10 US 1998 Sell This Version
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PR 18 Do You Want To Party? — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Do You Want To Party? Pandamonium PR 18 US 1999 Sell This Version
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PR 13, PR 14 Friday Nite (Remixes) — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Friday Nite (Remixes)(12") Pandamonium, Pandamonium PR 13, PR 14 US 1999 Sell This Version
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PR 20 Come Into My Room — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Come Into My Room Pandamonium PR 20 US 2001 Sell This Version
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PFG014 Dreams / Mystery — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Dreams / Mystery(12") Peacefrog Records PFG014 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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PR 21 London Fog — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell London Fog(12") Pandamonium PR 21 US 2001 Sell This Version
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PR 22 4 AM — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell 4 AM(12") Pandamonium PR 22 US 2002 Sell This Version
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PR 24 Fun Comin On — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Fun Comin On(12") Pandamonium PR 24 US 2003 Sell This Version
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PR 25 Norma Jean Bell You're Beautiful(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Pandamonium PR 25 US 2003 Sell This Version
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FC09 I'm The Baddest Bitch... / Deep Moods — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell / Funky Chocolate Norma Jean Bell / Funky Chocolate - I'm The Baddest Bitch... / Deep Moods Funky Chocolate FC09 France 2004 Sell This Version
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FC15 Do You Wanna Party ? / Late Night Show — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Do You Wanna Party ? / Late Night Show Funky Chocolate FC15 France 2008 Sell This Version
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PR 24 Got Me A Mann — Norma Jean Bell Norma Jean Bell Got Me A Mann(12") Pandamonium PR 24 US 2020 Sell This Version

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greggcatanzaro

greggcatanzaro

April 8, 2009
Norma Jean Bell played on a 1976 Gold selling album, "Tommy Bolin Private Eyes". She is credited for saxophone, vocals and percussion. Norma was in the band from April 1976 to the final show on December 3rd, 1976. Bolin would succumb the following morning due to a heroin overdose. (How sad!) What a loss, definitely the most original guitar player of all time.

Other musicians in the Tommy Bolin band:

Reggie McBride
then Jimmy Haslip (Bass)
Narada Michael Walden
then Bobby Berge
then Johnnie Bolin
and last Tony Smith (drums)
Mark Stein
Max Carl (keyboard)
Norma Bell (sax - percussion-back up vocals)
Tommy Bolin (guitar - lead vocals-echoplex)

When i went through the list of Norma's disographies, it did not mention Private Eyes on Columbia Records, you can also see pictures of Norma on all of Tommy Bolin's websites.

As a "Bolin archivist these statements are true."

Gregg C

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