Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra

1942-1944

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The Lionel Hampton Big Band made it big during the period covered by this CD. "Flying Home," which Hampton had recorded at least twice earlier with combos, became a sensation thanks to Illinois Jacquet's honking tenor (which largely launched R&B) and the excitement generated by Hampton and his band (including the screaming trumpet section). This disc covers most of the war years, has a few V-discs (including the hit version of "Flying Home" and a two-part remake), and such numbers as "Loose Wig," "Hamp's Boogie-Woogie," "Overtime," and "Tempo's Boogie." Jacquet was actually with Hampton for a relatively brief period of time, but Arnett Cobb proved to be a perfect replacement. Also quite notable in the band is pianist Milt Buckner (whose block chords became influential) and such high-note trumpeters as Ernie Royal, Cat Anderson, and Snooky Young.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:04
2 3:12
3 3:05
4 3:00
5 3:11
6
2:58
7 3:15
8 3:21
9 3:07
10 3:10
11 3:09
12 3:19
13 5:02
14 4:30
15 3:50
16 4:44
17 3:05
18 3:05
19 2:57
20 3:07
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