1949-1950

1949-1950

by Lionel Hampton
     
 

Although some of the personnel had changed in the interim, Lionel Hampton's big band sounded largely the same in 1949 as it had before the recording strike in late 1947. The main change was that there were now more vocals and the band had clearly shifted toward R&B and a bit away from bebop. But the excitement level remained quite high,…  See more details below

Overview

Although some of the personnel had changed in the interim, Lionel Hampton's big band sounded largely the same in 1949 as it had before the recording strike in late 1947. The main change was that there were now more vocals and the band had clearly shifted toward R&B and a bit away from bebop. But the excitement level remained quite high, as can be heard on such numbers as "Chicken Shack Boogie," "New Central Avenue Breakdown," "Hamp's Boogie No. 2," and "Rag Mop." The key sidemen are trumpeter Benny Bailey, tenors Gene Morris and Johnny Sparrow, guitarist Wes Montgomery (a decade before he became famous), and trombonist Al Grey. Boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons is on a few numbers and the vocalists include such future greats as Betty Carter and Little Jimmy Scott, who had a hit with "Everybody's Somebody's Fool."

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2001
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
3307517116123
catalogNumber:
1161
Rank:
179755

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Tracks

  1. Chicken Shack Boogie  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  2. New Central Avenue Breakdown  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  3. Benson's Boogie  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  4. Hamp's Boogie Number 2  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  5. Hamp's Gumbo  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  6. Beulah's Sister's Boogie  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  7. Wee Albert  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  8. What's Happenin', Baby?  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  9. Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  10. Moonglaw  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  11. The Hucklebuck  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  12. Baby, You're Great  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  13. Lavender Coffin  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  14. Rag Mop  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  15. For You My Love  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  16. Sky Blue  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  17. I've Been a Fool  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  18. How You Sound  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  19. I Almost Lost My Mind  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  20. Everybody's Somebody's Fool  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  21. I'll Never Be Free  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  22. Sad Feeling  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  23. Hamp's Gumbo  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Hampton   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Vibes
Albert Ammons   Piano
Benny Bailey   Trumpet
Betty Carter   Vocals
Grey   Trombone
Wes Montgomery   Guitar
Little Jimmy Scott   Vocals
Irma Curry   Vocals
Lester Bass   Trombone
Johnny Board   Alto Saxophone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Duke Garrette   Trumpet
Raymond Johnson   Vocals
Roy Lee Johnson   Piano
Richard Palmer   Vocals
Bobby Plater   Alto Saxophone
Leo Shepherd   Trumpet
Johnny Sparrow   Tenor Saxophone
Earl "Bagga" Walker   Drums
Jimmy Wormick   Trombone
Doug Duke   Piano
Fred Hamilton   Vocals
Sonny Parker   Vocals
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
John Wilton   Vocals
Billy Williams   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Paul Gayten   Composer
Amos Milburn   Composer
Johnnie Lee Wills   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Andy Gibson   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Gladys Bluesboys Hampton   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Sticks McGhee   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Sonny Parker   Composer
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Deacon Anderson   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Lola Anne Cullum   Composer

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