Swingsation

Swingsation

by Lionel Hampton
     
 
Since Hampton's big band started in the late '20s and endured for decades beyond, this collection cannot be comprehensive. But in the mid-'30s to late '40s, they were in their prime and a force to be reckoned with. So this slice of history is a decent introduction for those not familiar with the drummer and vibists' mix of unflappable swing,

Overview

Since Hampton's big band started in the late '20s and endured for decades beyond, this collection cannot be comprehensive. But in the mid-'30s to late '40s, they were in their prime and a force to be reckoned with. So this slice of history is a decent introduction for those not familiar with the drummer and vibists' mix of unflappable swing, layered charts and friendly jive. Of course you get two obligatory versions of "Flying Home," classics "Air Mail Special," "Blow Top Blues," and "Red Top," goof tunes like "Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!," the ultimate heart stopper "Midnight Sun," and lesser known but potent jam numbers "Cobb's Idea" and "Hamp's Got a Duke." It's a good start toward learning about one of the more important musical and sociological icons of America.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1998
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105992220
catalogNumber:
9922

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Hampton   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Ensemble,Vibes
George Jones   Drums
Earl Bostic   Alto Saxophone
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Mingus   Bass
Marshall Royal   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Dinah Washington   Vocals
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Eddie Barefield   Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Fields   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Booty Wood   Trombone
James Robinson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Vernon Alley   Bass
Teddy Buckner   Piano,Trumpet
Joe Comfort   Bass
Sonny Craven   Trombone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Allen Durham   Trombone
Evans   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Charles Harris   Bass
George Jenkins   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Ben Kynard   Alto Saxophone
Morris Lane   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Mackel   Guitar
Joe Morris   Trumpet
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Andrew Penn   Trombone
Ray Perry   Violin,Alto Saxophone
Bobby Plater   Alto Saxophone
Leo Shepherd   Trumpet
Ted Sinclair   Bass
Walter Williams   Trumpet
Jimmy Wormick   Trombone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Jack Kelson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Lee Young   Drums
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Fred Beckett   Trombone
John Sparrow   Tenor Saxophone
Lammar Wright   Trumpet
Jake "Vernon" Porter   Tenor (Vocal)
Fred Radcliffe   Drums
Harry Sloan   Trombone
Vernon King   Bass
Fats Heard   Drums
Roy McCoy   Trumpet
Eric Miller   Guitar
Hayes   Trombone
Fred Simon   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Arranger,Composer
Teddy Buckner   Arranger
Sonny Burke   Arranger
Milt Gabler   Producer
Duke Garrette   Arranger
Leo Shepherd   Arranger
Hollis King   Art Direction
Frank Davenport   Arranger
Jim Macnie   Liner Notes
Sydney Robin   Composer
Stephen Campbell   Illustrations
Hamner   Composer

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