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Combo Swing

sun 18 may 2008 14:02 
Genre: Swing

Vibraphone player Lionel Hampton was born over 100 years ago (20 April 1908) and died in 2002.
Lionel Hampton Groups – part 1.
Possibly inspired by record company Brunswick’s success with records of small pickup groups led by pianist Teddy Wilson, Victor decided to take on a similar project with vibraphone player Lionel Hampton as the centre of it all. Between 1937 and 1941 they recorded about ninety pieces, a selection of which can be heard in this programme.

1.      My Last Affair
Ziggy Elman(t), Hyme Schertzer, George koenig(as),
Arthur Rollini, Vido Musso(ts), Jess Stacy(p), Allen
Reuss(g), Lionel Hampton(vib), Harry Goodman(b),
Gene Krupa(d).
Recorded:  8 February 1937
2.      Whoa Babe
3.      Buzzlin’ Around With The Bee
4.      Stompology
Cootie Williams(t), Lawrence Brown(tb), Mezz Mezzrow
(cl), Johnny Hodges(as), Jess Stacy(p), Allen Reuss(g),
Lionel Hampton(vib), John Kirby(b), Cozy Cole(d).
Recorded:  14  April 1937
5.      On The Sunny Side Of The Street
6.      I Know That You Know
Zonder Williams and Brown; Buster Bailey(cl) instead of Mezzrow.
Recorded:  26  April  1937
7.      Crazy Rhythm (Drum Stomp)
8.      I’m Confessin’
9.      Piano Stomp
Jonah Jones(t), Eddie Barefield(clt), Clyde Hart(p), Ben
Bennet(g), Lionel Hampton(vib), Milt Walker(b), Cozy
Cole(d).
Recorded:  16 August  1937
10.  Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
11.  Judy
12.  After You’ve Gone
Ziggy Elman(t), Vido Musso(as), Arthur Rollini(ts),
Jess Stacy(p), Hampton(vib), Allen Reuss(g), Johnny
Miller(b), Cozy Cole(d).
Recorded :  5 September 1937
13.  Ring Them Bells
14.  Don’t Be That Way
Cootie Williams(t), Johnny Hodges(as), Edgar Sampson
(bar), Hampton(vib), Jess Stacy(p), Allen Reuss(g), Billy
Taylor(b). Sonny Greer(d).
Recorded:   18 January 1938


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