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Lionel Hampton

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 03 February 2013

For fifty years Lionel Hampton was a legendary rhythm machine, igniting audiences around the world with his super-charged vibes, drums and big band. Geoffrey Smith celebrates one of the great crowd-pleasers and mentor to countless jazz stars.

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Benny Goodman Shine

    Composer: Brown, Dabney, Mack Performers: Benny Goodman, cl; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d; Lionel Hampton, vib.

    On The Air ’37 – ‘38, Columbia/Legacy, COL 472990. D2, Tr.4

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    Benny Goodman Moonglow

    Composer: DeLange, Hudson, Mills Performers: Benny Goodman, cl; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d; Lionel Hampton, vib.

    On The Air ’37 – ‘38, Columbia/Legacy, COL 472990. D1, Tr.14

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    Benny Goodman Space, Man

    Composer: Goodman Performers: Lionel Hampton, Jess Stacy, p.

    Benny Goodman Treasure Chest: Volume 2, MGM, C 807. S2/5

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    Lionel Hampton Ring Dem Bells

    Composer: Ellington, Mills Performers: Cootie Williams, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Edgar Sampson, bs, arr; Lionel Hampton, vib, v; ; Jess Stacy, p; Allen Reuss, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d. January 18, 1938.

    The Lionel Hampton Story: Hot Mallets, Proper, P1145. Tr.6

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    Lionel Hampton Chasin' with Chase

    Composer: Neal, Shivers Performers: Karl George, t; Marshall Royal, cl, as; Irving Ashby, g; Sir Charles Thompson, p; .Lionel Hampton, vib; Ray Perry, vn; Vernon Alley, b; Shadow Wilson, d. 1941

    Flying Home, Empress, RAJCD858, Tr. 8

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    Lionel Hampton Flying Home

    Composer: Hampton, Goodman, Robin Performers: Ernie Royal, Eddie Hutchison, Mannie Klein, Jack Trainer, t; Fred Beckett, Sonny Craven, Harry Sloan, tb; Marshall Royal, cl, as, Ray Perry, as; Illinois Jacquet, Eddie Barefield, ts; Jack McVea, bs; Lionel Hampton, vib, arr; Milt Buckner, p; Irving Ashby, g; Vernon Alley, b; Lee Young, d. May 26, 1942

    The Lionel Hampton Story: Flying Home, Proper, P1146. Tr.2

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    Lionel Hampton Evil Gal Blues

    Composer: Feather, Hampton Performers: Al Killian, Joe Morris, Dave Page, Lamar Wright, Wendell Culley, t; Abdul Hamid, Al Hayse, John Morris, Andrew Penn, tb; Herbie Fields, cl, ss, as; Gus Evans, cl, as; Arnett Cobb, Jay Peters, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Lionel Hampton, v, vib; Leonard Feather, p; Billy Mackel, g; Charles Harris, Ted Sinclair, b; Fred Radcliffe, d; Dinah Washington, v. April 15, 1945

    The Lionel Hampton Story: Flying Home, Proper, P1146. Tr.16

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    Lionel Hampton Hey, Ba-Ba-Re-Bop

    Composer: Hamner, Hampton Performers: Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Al Killian, Dave Page, Lamar Wright, t; Andrew Penn, John Morris, Booty Wood, Al Hayse, tb; Herbie Fields, Gus Evans, as; Arnett cobb, Jay Peters, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Lionel Hampton, vib; Milt Buckner, p; Billy Mackel, g; Charles Harris, Ted Sinclair, b; George Jenkins, d. December 1, 1945

    The Lionel Hampton Story: Hey, Ba-Ba-Re-Bop, Proper, P1147. Tr.3

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    Art Tatum This Can't Be Love

    Composer: Hart, Rodgers Performers: Lionel Hampton, vib; Art Tatum, p; Buddy Rich d. 1955.

    The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces, Pablo, 6PACD44012(6); D3, Tr. 12

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    Charles Mingus So Long Eric

    Composer: Mingus Performers: Jack Walrath, Woody Shaw, t; Ricky Ford, ts; Paul Jeffrey, ts, arr; Gerry Mulligan, bs; Bob Neloms, p; Lionel Hampton, vib; Charlie Mingus, b; Dannie Richmond, d. Peter Matt, French horn. November 1977

    Charles Mingus: His Final Work, Kingdom Jazz, CDGATE7016 (1); Tr.5

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    Lionel Hampton Stardust

    Composer: Carmichael, Parish Performers: Charlie Shavers, t; willie Smith, as; Corky Corcoran, ts; Lionel Hampton, vib; Tommy Todd, p; Barney Kessel, g; Slam Stewart, b; Lee Young, d. August 4, 1947

    the Lionel Hampton Story: Midnight Sun, Proper, P1148. Tr 1

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