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Lionel Hampton


Lionel Leo Hampton (1908–2002), was a U.S. bandleader, jazz percussionist, and vibraphonist. Hampton was born on 20th April 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky, but moved to Chicago as a child, where he began his career as a drummer. He relocated to Los Angeles to play drums in Les Hite's band. They soon became the house band for Frank Sebastian's New Cotton Club, a popular L.A. jazz club. During a 1930 recording date in the NBC studios in L.A., Louis Armstrong discovered a vibraphone. He asked Hampton if he could play it.

Albums Lionel Hampton

19 played on Radionomy

  • Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Mustermesse Basel 1953 (Vol 1)

  • Hamp's Blues

  • The Very Best Of

  • Ring Dem Vibes

  • 1944-45 Broadcasts

  • You Better Know It!!!

  • The Lionel Hampton Story 4- Midnight Sun

  • Flying Home

  • Teo Macero Presents Lionel Hampton in Concert

  • All Star Sessions, Volume 2: Hot Mallets

  • Lionel Hampton

  • The Lionel Hampton Story (disc 2: Flying Home)

  • Jazz in Paris - Mai 1956

  • Jazz In Paris - and His French New Sound Vol.2

  • Jazz In Paris - And His French New Sound Vol.1

  • Just One of Those Things: Lionel Hampton Featuring Oscar Peterson on Verve

  • For The Love Of Music

  • Verve Jazz Masters 26: Lionel Hampton With Oscar Peterson

  • Mostly Blues