1944-1945 Broadcasts

1944-1945 Broadcasts

by Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
     
 

This interesting set of radio broadcasts features the 1944-1945 Lionel Hampton big band at a time when it featured tenor saxophonist Arnett Cobb, clarinetist Herbie Fields (whose odd playing is an acquired taste), pianist Milt Buckner, and DinahSee more details below

Overview

This interesting set of radio broadcasts features the 1944-1945 Lionel Hampton big band at a time when it featured tenor saxophonist Arnett Cobb, clarinetist Herbie Fields (whose odd playing is an acquired taste), pianist Milt Buckner, and Dinah Washington, who sings on six of the 17 selections. Hampton's band was based in swing, helped lead the way toward R&B, and was a little touched by bebop at the time. The combination often resulted in excitable performances, as one can hear on "Hamp's Boogie Woogie," "Oh Lady Be Good," "K Ration Hop," "Air Mail Special," and "Flying Home Number Two." Unfortunately, the full personnel is not given, but these performances (taken from the Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, three Jubilee shows, and a couple conventional airchecks) have plenty of exciting moments and showcase one of the most popular big bands of the era.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2001
Label:
Soundcraft Records
UPC:
0008591501425
catalogNumber:
5014

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Lionel Hampton   Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Charlie Christian   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Composer
Freddie Slack   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jack Sohmer   Liner Notes
Robert "Sax" Crowder   Composer

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