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Louie Bellson (Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni)

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Biography

Rock Falls, Illinois, USA
Drummer, composer, author and conductor. He performed with the orchestras of Ted Fiorito, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey brothers, Harry James, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. He toured with Jazz At the Philharmonic, and later organized his own band and did a concert tour with his wife Pearl Bailey. In 1965 he rejoined the Ellington orchestra. He has made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1956, he composed "Hawk Talks", Skin Deep", "You Gotta Dance", and "Ting-a-Ling". Read more...

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Character: Himself - Drummer

Sophisticated Lady 1952

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Character: Himself

Rock 'n' Roll Revue 1955

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Character: Johnny Albert

Lou Grant 1977

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