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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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Albums

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The Complete Lionel...
Space Time Records
2007
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There Will Never Be Another You Featuring Sylvia Bennett
There Will Never Be...
Out of Sight Music
2006
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There Will Never Be Another You
There Will Never Be...
Out of Sight Music
2006
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Classic Jazz Archive...
Space Time Records
2005
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Vibramatic! -...
Space Time Records
2003
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Flying Home: 1930-1951
Space Time Records
2002
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