Vincent Bell
Pro Session Guitarist

  NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING
ARTS AND SCIENCES
"MVP" RECIPIENT, 7 TIMES
AND
RECIPIENT OF MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
"VIRTUOSO AWARD"

 

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Jean Jacques Perrey 1929-2014

I just recently heard about the passing of my dear friend Jean-Jacques Perrey. He was an amazing musician and a wonderful friend. 

The first time I played with Jean Jacques was in 1963, when we did a session for Kai Winding, with me on guitar and Jean-Jacques on Ondioline. After that, the two of us recorded many, many commercials that were very successful, When Jean Jacques got a recording contract with Vanguard Records, he immediately asked for me to be the guitarist on the sessions. We always had a lot of fun on those recording dates, and sometimes I would add some of my crazy guitar effects, which often sounded like a synthesizer, even though it wasn't!

Some of those songs went on to become hits, such E.V.A., which has been sampled by many hip-hop artists, and has taken on a new life among the younger generation, This just proves that Jean Jacques' music was years ahead of his time, and that he was a true innovator.

I'm very proud of the music that we created together, and I'm sad to hear that he is now gone. But I will never forget his music or his friendship.

Bon voyage, my dear friend -- I know that you are playing your happy electronic music in the clouds, and that your music will continue to be played for generations to come.

Your friend forever, 
Vinnie Bell

  

Video performance of "Mack the Knife", with Vinnie on guitar
Frank Sinatra sings "Mack the Knife" at a 1980 Carnegie Hall performance. Watch guitarist Vinnie Bell's
wild gyrations on this number. The director and video crew insisted that Vinnie needed to "liven up" his playing,
by throwing his hands up in the air, as he played. It was all a "set-up", and the film crew ribbed him continuously,
after the show. Even Sinatra was in on the joke, and he told Vinnie, "Keep it up, Vinnie, and YOU'LL be the star!"


Vinnie's guitar is heard on
the current hit series, FAMILY GUY.
CLICK HERE

 
Perry Como and Vinnie Video
 


Vinnie plays his invention, the Coral Electric Sitar!

  
Vinnie plays for the Cowsills and MILK.
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This 1960s Vinnie Bell Signature guitar was used by the group Southern Culture on the Skids,
formed in Chapel Hill in 1985. The guitar is autographed by Dunn, North Carolina native
'Link Wray', creator of the power chord. The guitar is now on loan to the "North Carolina Museum of History", and is prominently displayed with a number of other "historically significant"
musical  instruments of North Carolina!













Yes, that's VINNIE!
So, what's with the turban?
Click the photo and find out...

GOLD RECORDS:
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"AIRPORT LOVE THEME"
"Theme from TWIN PEAKS"

TONY MOTTOLA - MY PROFOUNDEST INFLUENCE!

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Other important influences:

PAUL ANKA - DON ARNONE - ANGELO BADALAMENTI - MICKEY BAKER - EVERETT BARKSDALE - GEORGE BARNES - SAM BONANNO - GEORGE BRACKMAN - BILLY BYERS - AL CAIOLA - JOE CINDERELLA - DON COSTA - JOHN D'ANGELICO - NAT DANIEL - GENE DARROW - MILTON DELUGG - MARION EVANS - RAY ELLIS - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - HENRY GLOVER - BEN GOLDMAN - ALAN HANLON - TIGER HAYNES - DICK HYMAN - GASPER LIPANI - CHARLES MACEY - MARTY MANNING - CARMEN MASTREN - BILLY MURE - REMO PALMIER - LES PAUL - NICK PERITO - SID RAMIN - DJANGO REINHARDT - CHARLES RUOFF - DON SEBESKY - JOHNNY SMITH - HARRY VOLPE - LEONARD WARE - KEN AND MITZI WELCH

MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS

AIRPORT - BARBARELLA - BARNABY JONES - BILLY BATHGATE - THE BOYS NEXT DOOR - BROADWAY DANNY ROSE - BUGSY - BYE BYE BRAVERMAN - CARLITO'S WAY - CARRIE - CARWASH - CHINA BEACH - COME SPY WITH ME - CRIME-TIME - CURSE OF THE BLACK WIDOW - DIRTY MOUTH - DEEP THROAT - THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES - DONNIE BRASCO - DUMB AND DUMBER - EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS - EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU - FAMILY BUSINESS - FIELD OF DREAMS - FIREWALK WITH ME - G I JOE - THE GODFATHER - THE GODFATHER, PART II - HOLY SMOKE - THE HURRICANE - HYSTERICAL BLINDNESS - LAW AND DISORDER - LEADER OF THE BAND - LET MY PEOPLE COME - THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH - MADE FOR EACH OTHER - THE MAMBO KINGS - MISS CONGENIALITY - MISUNDERSTOOD - MUHAMMAD ALI - MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL - NAKED IN NEW YORK - PLACES IN THE HEART - THE PRINCESS DIARIES - SHATTERED - STAGECOACH - STEPPING OUT - SUNNYSIDE - TENTACLES - WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI

SOAPS
ONE LIFE TO LIVE - THE DOCTORS - GENERAL HOSPITAL
RYAN'S HOPE - ALL MY CHILDREN
GUIDING LIGHT - ANOTHER WORLD - AS THE WORLD TURNS


TELEVISION
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR [TV] - CALIFORNIA DANCING RAISINS
PLACIDO DOMINGO [TV] -
CANDID CAMERA [TV SHOW]
THE HAPPENERS [TV SPECIAL] - HULLABALOO [TV SHOW]
THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW - LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH & FAMOUS [TV THEME]
MUNSTERS [TV SHOW] - JIMMY SCOTT [TV SHOW] - THE SOPRANOS
THE PROFILER (NBC) - 20/20 [TV THEME]
TWIN PEAKS [TV SERIES] - THE TODAY SHOW THEME (NBC)

BROADWAY
CABARET - DOUG HENNING'S MAGIC SHOW
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - OH, CALCUTTA! - PIPPIN

 

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VINCENT BELL ELECTRIC SITAR


 

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