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Hot Mallets Vol 1 / Lionel Hampton


Release Date: 08/12/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 6458  
Composer:  John HancockLionel HamptonJames Francis McHughDoc Daugherty,   ... 
Performer:  Lionel HamptonJohnny HodgesJonah JonesMilt Hinton,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The original sessions were supervised by Leonard Joy, Eli Oberstein, Steve Sholes and Harry Meyerson.

While the original six-LP box set correctly reissued all of Lionel Hampton's 1937-41 small-group recordings as a leader, the CD reissue program has been rather erratic, dividing up some of these selections in almost random fashion between three CDs, often splitting up sessions between a pair of discs. The first of these three CDs is the strongest, highlighted by "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (featuring altoist Johnny Hodges), "I'm Confessin'" with trumpeter Jonah Jones, and the four master takes from a date with Coleman Hawkins, Chu Berry, Ben Webster, Benny Carter and a young Dizzy Gillespie.
The original sessions were supervised by Leonard Joy, Eli Oberstein, Steve Sholes and Harry Meyerson.

While the original six-LP box set correctly reissued all of Lionel Hampton's 1937-41 small-group recordings as a leader, the CD reissue program has been rather erratic, dividing up some of these selections in almost random fashion between three CDs, often splitting up sessions between a pair of discs. The first of these three CDs is the strongest, highlighted by "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (featuring altoist Johnny Hodges), "I'm Confessin'" with trumpeter Jonah Jones, and the four master takes from a date with Coleman Hawkins, Chu Berry, Ben Webster, Benny Carter and a young Dizzy Gillespie.
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Works on This Recording

1. Buzzin' Around with the Bee by John Hancock
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 04/14/1937 
2. Stompology by Lionel Hampton
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 04/14/1937 
3. On the Sunny Side of the Street by James Francis McHugh
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone), Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1937 
4. I'm Confessin' that I Love You by Doc Daugherty
Performer:  Jonah Jones (Trumpet), Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 08/16/1937 
5. Piano Stomp (Shine) by Ford Dabney
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
6. Everybody Loves My Baby by Spencer Williams
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 09/05/1937 
7. Ring Dem Bells by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 01/18/1938 
8. Don't Be That Way by Benny Goodman
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 01/18/1938 
9. I'm in the Mood for Swing by Benny Carter
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 06/21/1938 
10. Shoe Shiner's Drag by F.J. "Jelly Roll" Morton
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 06/21/1938 
11. Muskrat Ramble by Edward "Kid" Ory
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/05/1939 
12. Down Home Jump by Lionel Hampton
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 10/11/1938 
13. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/03/1939 
14. Shufflin' at the Hollywood by Lionel Hampton
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 04/05/1939 
15. Denison Swing by Lionel Hampton
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 04/05/1939 
16. Ain'tcha Comin' Home by Lionel Hampton
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Date of Recording: 06/09/1939 
17. Twelfth Street Rag by Euday L. Bowman
Performer:  Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1939 
18. When Lights Are Low by Benny Carter
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Charlie Christian (Guitar), Clyde Hart (Piano),
Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Chu Berry (Tenor Saxophone), Coleman Hawkins (Tenor Saxophone),
Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet), Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone), Benny Carter (Alto Saxophone),
Cozy Cole (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 09/11/1939 
19. One Sweet Letter from You by Harry Warren
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Clyde Hart (Piano), Charlie Christian (Guitar),
Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Chu Berry (Tenor Saxophone), Coleman Hawkins (Tenor Saxophone),
Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet), Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone), Benny Carter (Alto Saxophone),
Cozy Cole (Drums)
Date of Recording: 09/11/1939 
20. Hot Mallets by Lionel Hampton
Performer:  Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet), Cozy Cole (Drums), Milt Hinton (Double Bass),
Chu Berry (Tenor Saxophone), Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone), Benny Carter (Alto Saxophone),
Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Coleman Hawkins (Tenor Saxophone), Clyde Hart (Piano),
Charlie Christian (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 09/11/1939 
21. Early Session Hop by Teddy Wilson
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Clyde Hart (Piano), Charlie Christian (Guitar),
Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Chu Berry (Tenor Saxophone), Coleman Hawkins (Tenor Saxophone),
Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet), Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone), Benny Carter (Alto Saxophone),
Cozy Cole (Drums)
Date of Recording: 09/11/1939 

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