Doug Bell left the music business to begin a career in real estate but returned In 1991 and formed Bellevue Cadillac and began writing the first of 6 CDs for that band.
The first CD, Black and White, was recorded by the legendary producer Rob Fraboni, which also had the lead track on the compliation CD, Swing This Baby!, which started the neo-swing movement and put Bell’s songs on 14 additional CD compilations with such artists as, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Peggy Lee, Mel Torment and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Doug Bell’s s next Bellevue Cadillac CD, Prozac Nation, also produced by Fraboni, further entrenched Bell’s songwriting by adding film credits, for the movie Shallow Hal and several television shows, including The Sopranos, Touched by an Angel, Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Ed, Brimstone, All My Children, Brotherhood, Duckman, Good and Evil and Passions. During this time Doug Bell and Bellevue Cadillac had cover stories in Rolling Stone, Jazziz, Swingtime Magazines and pick of the week in People magazine. Access Hollywood, VH1 and CNN showbiz tonite did live coverage and NPR cited Doug Bell’s writing as the “best in the genre” Rolling Stone also chose Bell’s song Black and White, as the best in the genre.
Bell has performed on stage with musical legends, Ray Charles, James Brown, Steven Tyler, B.B. King, Jane Monheit, Tito Puente, Kool and the Gang, Percy Sledge, Huey Lewis, J. Geils, James Cotton, Ruth Brown, Joan Osborne, Diane Shurr, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Dave Mason, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford and Al Kooper. This year the Vimeo production, Doug Bell, an Artist and his Music, produced by Jack Celli, won the award for best production in New England.
Currently Doug Bell is producing and recording a new CD, Doug Bell and Friends, with Jim Foster at the helm.Share