by Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra


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Lionel Hampton's series of record dates leading all-star swing bands produced some of the more exciting music of the late '30s. Just on this CD alone, Hampton led groups with musicians drawn from the Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Cab Calloway, and Benny Goodman big bands, among others. Among the more notable performances are Benny Carter's "I'm in the Mood for Swing," a swing version of Jelly Roll Morton's "Shoe Shiner's Drag," tenor saxophonist Chu Berry having one of his best showcases on "Sweethearts on Parade," and a romp on "Twelfth Street Rag." Through it all, Hampton (whether on vibes, two-fingered piano, drums, or singing) often steals the show.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517053428
catalogNumber: 534

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Lionel Hampton   Piano,Drums,Vocals,Vibes
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Harry James   Trumpet
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Sampson   Baritone Saxophone
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Sonny Greer   Drums
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Herschel Evans   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Fuller   Trumpet
Clyde Hart   Piano
Milt Hinton   String Bass
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Kyle   Piano
George Oldham   Alto Saxophone
Irving "Mouse" Randolph   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Hymie Schertzer   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jesse "Po" Simpkins   String Bass
Jess Stacy   Piano
Billy Taylor   String Bass
Spencer Odun   Piano
David Matthews   Alto Saxophone
Robert "Sax" Crowder   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Danny Barker   Contributor
Kid Ory   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Arranger
Benny Carter   Arranger,Composer
Euday L. Bowman   Composer
Alvin Burroughs   Contributor
Fred Norman   Arranger
Spencer Williams   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer

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