By Thomas Semioli
He’s the cat that forged the grooves to two seminal ‘70s anthems!
Dennis Belfield was a founding member of Rufus and a first call session player with an astounding list of record credits spanning Three Dog Night, Flora Purim, Shaun Cassidy, Booker T. Jones, Rita Coolidge, Art Garfunkel, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Rick Springfield, Juice Newton, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Belinda Carlisle, Roy Orbison, Darlene Love, The Monkees, Lou Rawls, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Franks, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, David Sanborn, Harvey Mason, Carl Carlton, and Debbie Boone to cite a ridiculously select few.
A composer, electric / upright bassist, vocalist, and producer, Belfield works the pocket with a strong rhythm and blues disposition.
Dennis Belfield Sound & Vision…
Rufus: “Tell Me Something Good” https://youtu.be/vuDCi5neNMM
Carl Carlton: “Everlasting Love” https://youtu.be/XmjLpePIz8o