LOUIE BELLSON

LOUIE BELLSON. Bold vintage signature in black felt tip ink on a 6×4 green index card. Very fine condition. Undated. John Verzi collection. Jazz drummer, composer and band leader Louie Bellson was featured with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, and Harry James. In later years, when Buddy Rich was too ill to perform on tour, he picked Bellson as a replacement as a signal of his admiration. Bellson was also the long-time husband of singer and actress Pearl Bailey, and the two often performed together.

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