Lionel Hampton

    Lionel Hampton

    • Lionel Hampton
    Lionel Hampton

    Lionel Hampton

    • Lionel Hampton

    Lionel Hampton

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    Flying Home (2002 Remastered)Lionel Hampton
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    I Can't Believe That You're In Love With MeLionel Hampton
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    Everybody's Somebody's FoolLionel Hampton

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        Lionel Hampton was the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-'30s. He has achieved the difficult feat of being musically open-minded (even recording "Giant Steps") without changing his basic swing style. Hamp started out as a drummer, playing with the Chicago Defender Newsboys' Band as a youth. His original idol was Jimmy Bertrand, a '20s drummer who occasionally played xylophone. Hampton played on the West Coast with such groups as Curtis M... Read more

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