Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton is one of the legendary figures of the jazz world. For most of his career, he has led his own bands, although for a while he did play with Benny Goodman. His main instrument is the vibraharp, but there is always a second drum kit on stage for him to perform on, and he also plays the piano and sings.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, this versatile musician talks about his long career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Memories Of You by Louis Armstrong
Book: Science and Health, with a Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
Luxury: Tape recorder

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55 minutes

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Sat 17 Sep 1983 18:25


Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestLionel Hampton

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