Lionel Hampton



Lionel Hampton

Rating
Active
1927 to 2002
Born
April 20, 1908
Died
August 31, 2002
Location
Chicago, IL, United States
Biography
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. Hampton, who knew how to play the xylophone, tried it and they agreed to record a few records with Hamp on vibes.
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Top Songs by Lionel Hampton


Love for Sale

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The Man I Love - 1996 Remastered

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Rag Mop

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Jazz a la Noire

Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop

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Midnight Sun

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Cool Jazz Summer Breeze

Midnight Sun

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On the Sunny Side of the Street

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Stompin' at the Savoy - Take 2

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Star Dust

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Exactly Like You

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Ring Dem Bells (Bluebird's Best Series)

Ring Dem Bells (Bluebird's Best Series)

Lionel Hampton December 2, 2017

16 Tracks

The Complete Victor Lionel Hampton Sessions, Vol. 3

The Complete Victor Lionel Hampton Sessions, Vol. 3

Lionel Hampton November 15, 2017

20 Tracks

The Complete Victor Lionel Hampton Sessions, Vol. 2

The Complete Victor Lionel Hampton Sessions, Vol. 2

Lionel Hampton April 14, 2017

47 Tracks

The Complete Victor Lionel Hampton Sessions, Vol. 1

The Complete Victor Lionel Hampton Sessions, Vol. 1

Lionel Hampton April 7, 2017

39 Tracks

Jazz Time Paris Vol. 4 / 5 / 6

Jazz Time Paris Vol. 4 / 5 / 6

Lionel Hampton March 3, 2017

10 Tracks

Big Bands: Lionel Hampton

Big Bands: Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton October 7, 2016

19 Tracks

Hamp's Boogie Woogie

Hamp's Boogie Woogie

Lionel Hampton November 20, 2015

16 Tracks

Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton March 22, 2012

23 Tracks

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Genres
Rock

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