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Lionel Hampton

Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Born: April 20, 1908 | Died: August 31, 2002    

Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton is one of the most extraordinary musicians of the 20th century and his artistic achievements symbolize the impact that jazz music has had on our culture in the 21st century.

He was born April 20, 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky. His father, Charles Hampton, a promising pianist and singer, was reported missing and later declared killed in World War I. Lionel and his mother, Gertrude, first moved to Birmingham, Alabama, to be with her family, then settled in Chicago.

He attended the Holy Rosary Academy, near Kenosha, Wisconsin, where a Dominican sister give him his first drum lessons....
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  • The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941

    Space Time Records
    2007
  • There Will Never Be Another You

    Out of Sight Music
    2006
  • There Will Never Be Another You Featuring Sylvia Bennett

    Out of Sight Music
    2006
  • Classic Jazz Archive - Lionel Hampton

    Space Time Records
    2005
  • Vibramatic! - Revisited Series #04

    Space Time Records
    2003
  • Portrait

    Space Time Records
    2002
  • Flying Home: 1930-1951

    Space Time Records
    2002
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