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Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton

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Lionel Hampton (1983)

Interview by Steve Roeser, Rock's Backpages audio, July 1983

The hard-swinging vibraphonist takes us back to the '30s LA club scene, taking up vibes, joining Benny Goodman and discovering Dinah Washington.

File format: mp3; file size: 29mb, interview length: 31' 39" sound quality: ***

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Lionel Hampton: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 8 November 1969

NOW WE know what has been missing from jazz for the last 14 years — Lionel Hampton! It was a good time and great jazz ...

Lionel Hampton: If anybody asks, tell them — Lionel is ready!

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 15 November 1969

LIONEL HAMPTON'S late-night appearance at Jazz Expo in London the other week caused disputation, to put it rather mildly. Some people found him exciting. Others ...

It Don't Mean a Thing if it ain't got that Swing!

Retrospective by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 17 January 1976

'SWING IS HERE' was the title of a 1936 recording by Gene Krupa and his All-Stars featuring the molten trumpet of Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge. ...


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