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K. D. Bell

We will miss our bandmate and good friend, K.D. Bell, who died unexpectedly September 8, 2004. 

Born Frederick Carver Bell June 15, 1943, KD Bell started out as a drummer and singer as a child in Union Springs, Alabama. As soon as he was old enough, he hit the road and wound up in Miami, backing and touring with the likes of James Brown, LaVerne Baker, The Coasters, Clyde McFadden, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, The Marvalettes, The Drifters, Ben E. King, Wayne Cochran and many more. He studied drums with Sonny Payne of the Count Basie Band and Dave Akins of the Dave Akins Trio.  While still very young, some of these greats dubbed him the "King Drummer," hence the nickname "KD."  KD left Miami to come to New England in 1968.

K.D.'s Killer CD

KD was both a powerful vocalist and an entertainer extraordinaire, well known for his dapper dress. In addition to his role as drummer in The Blues Party, he was lead vocalist and drummer for his band KD & The Dimensions before pursuing his solo career.  He was TV Host of "Blues On Fire" and "Blues Talk" and was voted most Charismatic Entertainer in New England for three years.  In 1999, Blues Party bass player Teddy B joined KD and hooked up with the incomparable guitarist Bobby B. Keyes who recorded and released KD`s very hot self titled CD on the Thrillionaire label. 

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