Day By Day

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another Great One Passes -- Louie Bellson

Louie Bellson died yesterday. If you don't know who he was, check this out.

And this, where he squares off against Buddy Rich.

And a more recent clip, from 1980.

In addition to Duke Ellison, Louie performed with Benny Goodman, [hometown hero] Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Harry James, and Ella Fitzgerald. It just doesn't get any better than that. Read about him here.

RIP Louie. You were the best.