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Hampton

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Jazz
Legends

Back One Mars Beat Artist - Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton

( 1908 - 2002 )

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, born in Louisville, Kentucky, ranks among the great names in jazz history. As a bandleader, his orchestra was known around the world and songs like Sunny Side of the Street, Flying Home, and Hamp's Boogie-Woogie all went to the top of the charts upon release. As a composer and arranger, Hampton wrote more than 200 works. He served as Goodwill Ambassador for the United States and was awarded the National Medal of the Arts.

  • On the Sunny Side Of the Street

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  • Ring Dem Bells

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  • Muskrat Ramble

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  • Hamp's Boogie Woogie

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  • Hamp's Note

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