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Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton ranks among the greatest names in jazz history, having worked with a who's who of jazz musicians, from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Hamp was blaring at our house!

Lionel Leo Hampton (April 1908 – August was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor.

Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Harry James, Lionel Hampton

for my dad on his BD Jan --Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Harry James, Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton by Merryl Jaye

Lionel Hampton by Merryl Jaye

Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton - there is a bossa nova piece by him called, 'Bossa Nova York' and I am so in love with it. It makes me feel as though I am in Brasil, Jamaica, or somewhere in the Caribbean.

Lionel Hampton 1997-Flying Home

Lionel Hampton Performing at a 1997 Tribute to Benny Goodman, It is a Song Both Benny And Lionel Wrote It's Called Flying Home.

78rpm: Flying Home - Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra, 1942 - Decca 18394 - YouTube

Flying Home - Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra, 1942 - Decca 18394

Lionel Hampton

Lionel Leo Hampton April 20 1908 August 31 2002 was an American jazz vibraphonist pianist percussionist bandleader and actor Hampton worked with jaz

Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – Aug 31, 2002) American jazz vibraphonist (love-love-love this man's music!), pianist, percussionist, bandleader & actor. Along w/ Red Norvo, Hampton was one of first jazz vibraphone players. Hampton ranks among the great names in jazz history, having worked w/ who's who of jazz musicians, from Benny Goodman & Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker & Quincy Jones. 1992, inducted into Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Wikipedia http://thefabulousbirthdayblog.blogspot.com/

The energetic, dynamic, unstoppable, vibraphonist and percussionist Lionel Hampton

lionel hampton -  hamps blues

lionel hampton - hamps blues

New Orleans Music/Jazz Legend UNCLE LIONEL  Cred: Lee Crum   || via NPR: Lionel Batiste, vocalist, bass drummer and assistant band leader of the Treme Brass Band died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer.  He was 81.

New Orleans Music/Jazz Legend Uncle Lionel Batiste, vocalist, bass drummer and assistant band leader of the Treme Brass Band died at age Cred: Lee Crum

Lionel Hampton - Chicago Jazz Concert 1954  (1989)

Lionel Hampton - Chicago Jazz Concert 1954 (1989)