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May 25, 2017

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February 18, 2009
To Dee Dee, beloved daughter of Louie and Pearl:
May your father's music continue to beat in your heart, my dear friend.
February 18, 2009
LOUIE NOW HAS A NEW GIG AND IT IS WITH GOD....GODS BLESSINGS TO THE FAMILY...I MISS HIM
February 18, 2009
What a sad day for Jazz and for music in general.
As one who has seen many drummers with the double bass drum set-up, I was unaware that Louis pioneered this configuration.
Ginger Baker, Chester Thompson, and Billy Cobham are three drummers I have seen play live using the double bass drums.
My only witness to Mr. Bellson's prowess were the few times I saw him sit in with the band on the "Tonight Show".
Ed Shaughnessy, the regular drummer, would simply stand down and watch as Louis would just astound and amaze those watching.
Along with Buddy Rich, and Gene Krupa, I always considered Louis part of a trifecta that represented the best in Big Band drummers.
Play on, brother, for all eternity.
February 18, 2009
TO THE BELLSON FAMILY HE WAS AN INNOVATOR, HE WAS ESSENTIALLY THE BEST. RIP WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
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