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The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-41 (#238)


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The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-41 (#238)
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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DISC I
1. My Last Affair (A) 2:33
(Haven Johnson)
2. Jivin' The Vibres (A) 2:19
(Lionel Hampton)
3. The Mood That I'm In (A) 2:40
(A. Silver-A. Sherman)
4. Stomp (A) 3:07
(Lionel Hampton)
5. Buzzin' 'Round With The Bee (B) 3:04
(John Hancock)
6. Whoa Babe (B) 2:50
(Larry Clinton)
7. Stompology (B) 2:59
(Lionel Hampton)
8. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (C) 3:14
(J. McHugh-D. Fields)
9. Rhythm, Rhythm (I Got Rhythm) (C) 2:49
(G & I Gershwin)
10. China Stomp (Chinatown, My Chinatown) (C) 2:46
(W. Jerome-J. Schwartz)
11. I Know That You Know (C) 2:55
(V. Youmans-A. Caldwell)
12. I'm Confessin' (D) 3:26
(Neiburg-Dougherty-Reynolds)
13. Drum Stomp (Crazy Rhythm) (D) 3:06
(Meyer-Kahn-Caesar)
14. Piano Stomp (Shine) (D) 2:55
(Mack-Brown-Dabney)
15. I Surrender Dear (D) 3:21
(H. Barris-G. Clifford)
16. The Object Of My Affection (E) 3:12
(Grier-Poe-Tomlin)
17. Judy (E) 3:03
(H. Carmichael-S. Lerner)
18. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (E) 2:49
(C. Warfield-C. Williams)
19. Everybody Loves My Baby (E) 2:48
(J. Palmer-S. Williams)
20. After You've Gone (E) 3:02
(H. Creamer-T. Layton)
21. I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby (E) 3:06
(M. Holiner-A. Nichols)
22. My Last Affair (alt tk) (A) 2:45
(Haven Johnson)
23. The Object Of My Affection (alt tk) (E) 3:09
(Grier-Poe-Tomlin)

DISC II
1. You're My Ideal (F) 3:13
(F. Waller-S. Williams)
2. The Sun Will Shine Tonight (F) 3:10
(Rose-Fetter-Lehac)
3. Ring Dem Bells (F) 3:21
(D. Ellington-I. Mills)
4. Don't Be That Way (F) 2:33
(Goodman-Sampson-Parish)
5. I'm In The Mood For Swing (G) 2:45
(B. Carter-S. Williams)
6. Shoe Shiner's Drag (G) 3:22
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7. Any Time At All (G) 3:14
(J. Dorsey-J. Van Heusen)
8. Muskrat Ramble (G) 3:16
(Armstrong-Gilbert-Ory)
9. Down Home Jump (H) 3:13
(Lionel Hampton)
10. Rock Hill Special (H) 2:44
(Lionel Hampton)
11. Fiddle Diddle (H) 3:21
(B. Goodman-L. Hampton)
12. I Can Give You Love (I) 2:45
(L. Hampton-J. Evans)
13. High Society (I) 3:12
(A.J. Piron-C. Williams)
14. It Don't Mean A Thing (I) 3:12
(D. Ellington-I. Mills)
15. Johnny Get Your Horn And Blow It (I) 3:08
(Hathaway-Hirsch-Hampton)
16. The Sun Will Shine Tonight (alt tk) (F) 3:05
(Rose-Fetter-Lehac)
17. It Don't Mean A Thing (alt tk) (I) 3:11
(D. Ellington-I. Mills)

DISC III
1. Sweethearts On Parade (J) 2:58
(C. Lombardo-C. Newman)
2. Shufflin' At The Hollywood (J) 3:03
(L. Hampton-A. Reuss)
3. Denison Swing (J) 3:13
(Lionel Hampton)
4. Wizzin' The Wizz (J) 2:23
(Lionel Hampton)
5. If It's Good (K) 2:48
(W. Hirsch-G. Marks)
6. Stand By! For Further Announcements (And More Good News) (K) 2:53
(Brown-Stept-Tobias)
7. Ain't 'Cha Comin' Home? (K) 3:16
(Bernardi-Hampton-Hathaway)
8. Big Wig In The Wigwam (K) 2:28
(D. Katz-B.Young)
9. Memories Of You (L) 3:13
(E. Blake-A. Razaf)
10. The Jumpin' Jive (L) 3:12
(Calloway-Froeba-Palmer)
11. Twelfth Street Rag (L) 3:06
(E.Bowman-A. Razaf)
12. When Lights Are Low (M) 2:11
(B. Carter-S. Williams)
13. One Sweet Letter From You (M) 3:17
(Warren-Clare-Brown)
14. Hot Mallets (M) 2:13
(Lionel Hampton)
15. Early Session Hop (M) 2:37
(T. Wilson-B. Harding)
16. I'm On My Way From You (N) 3:04
(L. Hampton-D. Burley)
17. Haven't Named It Yet (N) 2:55
(L. Hampton-C. Christian)
18. The Heebie Jeebies Are Rockin' The Town (-2) (N)
(B. Atkins-L. Hampton)
19. Shufflin' At The Hollywood (alt tk) (J) 3:05
(L. Hampton-A. Reuss)
20. Wizzin' The Wizz (alt tk) (J) 2:23
(Lionel Hampton)
21. Big Wig In The Wigwam (alt tk) (K) 2:29
(D. Katz-B.Young)
22. Twelfth Street Rag (alt tk) (L) 3:04
(E. Bowman-A. Razaf)
23. When Lights Are Low (alt tk) (M) 2:06
(B. Carter-S. Williams)
24. The Heebie Jeebies Are Rockin' The Town (-1) (N) 2:41
(B. Atkins-L. Hampton)

DISC IV
1. The Munson Street Breakdown (O) 3:14
(Lionel Hampton)
2. I've Found A New Baby (O) 2:52
(J. Palmer-S. Williams)
3. I Can't Get Started (O) 2:52
(V. Duke-I. Gershwin)
4. Four Or Five Times (O) 2:46
(Byron Gay)
5. Gin For Christmas (O) 2:28
(Lionel Hampton)
6. Dinah (P) 2:43
(Akst-Young-Lewis)
7. My Buddy (P) 2:43
(W. Donaldson-G. Kahn)
8. Singin' The Blues (P) 2:51
(Conrad-Lewis-Robinson-Young)
9. Shades Of Jade (Q) 3:24
(Toots Mondello)
10. Till Tom Special (Q)
(B. Goodman-L. Hampton)
11. Flyin'Home (Q) 2:56
(B. Goodman-L. Hampton)
12. Save It, Pretty Mama (Q)
(Davis-Denniker-Redman)
13. Tempo And Swing (Q) 3:19
(Lionel Hampton)
14. House Of Morgan (R) 3:08
(Lionel Hampton)
15. I'd Be Lost Without You (R) 2:57
(Donaldson-Forrest-Wright)
16. Central Avenue Breakdown (R) 3:01
(Lionel Hampton)
17. Jack The Bellboy (R) 2:48
(Lionel Hampton)
18. Dough-Rey-Mi (S) 3:04
(Cole-Hampton-Southern)
19. Jivin' With Jarvis (S) 2:37
(Lionel Hampton)
20. Blue (S) 2:55
(Clarke-Leslie-Handman)
21. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (S) 2:52
(Crosby-Washington-Young)
22. Dinah (alt tk) (P) 2:36
(Akst-Young-Lewis)
23. Dough-Rey-Mi (alt tk) (S) 3:05
(Cole-Hampton-Southern)

DISC V
1. Just For Laffs (T) 3:05
(Bresler-Hampton-Salzman)
2. Martin On Every Block (T) 2:48
(Lionel Hampton)
3. Pig Foot Sonata (T) 3:01
(L. Hampton-D. Burley)
4. Charlie Was A Sailor (T) 3:26
(Jaffe-Keefer-Lopez)
5. Lost Love (-2) (U) 3:08
(G. Callender-L. Hampton)
6. I Nearly Lost My Mind (U) 3:10
(G. Jones-L. Hampton)
7. Altitude (U) 2:57
(L. Hampton-I. Ashby)
8. Fiddle-Dee-Dee (U) 3:21
(Lionel Hampton)
9. Bogo-Jo (V) 2:51
(Lionel Hampton)
10. Open House (V) 2:58
(L. Hampton-M. Royal)
11. Smart Alec (V) 3:18
(L. Hampton-I. Ashby)
12. Bouncing At The Beacon (V) 3:20
(L. Hampton-J. Lee)
13. Give Me Some Skin (W) 3:13
(L. Hampton-T. Parham)
14. Now That You're Mine (W) 2:44
(Pharis Evans Jr.)
15. Chasin' With Chase (W) 2:56
(B. Shivers-G. Neal)
16. Three Quarter Boogie (W) 2:34
(Elliott-Fascinato-Goldberg)
17. Just For Laffs (alt tk) (T) 3:04
(Bresler-Hampton-Salzman)
18. Martin On Every Block (alt tk) (T) 2:45
(Lionel Hampton)
19. Chasin' With Chase (alt tk) (W) 3:02
(B. Shivers-G. Neal)
20. Three Quarter Boogie (alt tk) (W) 2:34
(Elliott-Fascinato-Goldberg)

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DISCOGRAPHY
All sessions as "Lionel Hampton and Orchestra" or "Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra" unless noted. To the best of our knowledge, the discography is in the order in which the tunes were recorded. However, the CDs contained in this box set are presented with the master take first and then any alternates at the conclusion of the disc.
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(A) Ziggy Elman (tp), Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig (as), Vido Musso, Arthur Rollini (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Jess Stacy (p), Allen Reuss (g), Harry Goodman (b), Gene Krupa (d).
Supervised by Leonard Joy
NYC, February 8, 1937
04582-2 My Last Affair (LH-vcl) RCA (F) NL 89583 (LP)
04582-1 My Last Affair (LH-vcl) Vic 25527
04583-1 Jivin' The Vibres Vic 25535
04584-1 The Mood That I'm In (LH-vcl) Vic 25527
04585-1 Stomp -1 Vic 25535

-1 Hampton (d) replaces Krupa.

Note: The master and alternate of matrix 04582 are reversed on the RCA LP and CD 66500, the complete lionel hampton vol. 1/2 (1937-1938).
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(B) Cootie Williams (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Jess Stacy (p), Allen Reuss (g), John Kirby (b), Cozy Cole (d).
Supervised by Eli Oberstein & Leonard Joy
NYC, April 14, 1937
07792-3R Buzzin' 'Round With The Bee (LH-sp) Vic 25575
07793-3R Whoa Babe (LH-vcl) -
07794-1 Stompology Vic 25601

Note: The flip side of Victor 25601 is by the Quintette of the Hot Club of France.

Mezz Mezzrow's name was listed on the label and in discographies, but he is not audible.
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(C) Buster Bailey (cl), Johnny Hodges (sop, as), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Jess Stacy (p), Allen Reuss (g), John Kirby (b), Cozy Cole (d).
Supervised by Leonard Joy
NYC, April 26, 1937
07864-1 On The Sunny Side Of The Street (LH-vcl) Vic 25592
07865-1 Rhythm, Rhythm (I Got Rhythm) Vic 25586
07866-1 China Stomp (Chinatown, My Chinatown) -1 -
07867-1A I Know That You Know -2 Vic 25592

-1 Hampton and Stacy (p); omit Hodges.
-2 Hampton (d) replaces Cole.
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(D) Jonah Jones (tp), Eddie Barefield (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Clyde Hart (p), Bobby Bennett (g), Mack Walker (b), Cozy Cole (d).
NYC, August 16, 1937
09644-1 Confessin' (That I Love You) (LH-vcl) Vic 25658
09645-1 Drum Stomp (Crazy Rhythm) -1 -
09646-1 Piano Stomp (Shine) -2 Vic 25666
09647-1 I Surrender Dear -

-1 Hampton (d) replaces Cole.
-2 Add Hampton (p).
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(E) Ziggy Elman (tp), Vido Musso (cl, ts), Arthur Rollini (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Jess Stacy (p), Allen Reuss (g), Johnny Miller (b), Cozy Cole (d).
NYC, September 5, 1937
09680-1 The Object Of My Affections (LH-vcl) RCA (F) 741077 (LP)
09680-2 The Object Of My Affections (LH-vcl) Vic 25699
09681-2 Judy (LH-vcl) -
09682-2 Baby, Won't You
Please Come Home (LH-vcl) Vic 25674
09683-2 Everybody Loves My Baby (LH-vcl) Vic 25682
09684-1 After You've Gone (LH-vcl) Vic 25674
09685-1 I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby (LH-vcl) Vic 25682
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(F) Cootie Williams (tp), Johnny Hodges (as), Edgar Sampson (bari, arr), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Jess Stacy (p), Allen Reuss (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d).
Supervised by Leonard Joy
NYC, January 18, 1938
018335-1 You're My Ideal (LH-vcl) Vic 25771
018336-1 The Sun Will Shine Tonight (LH-vcl) previously unissued
018336-2 The Sun Will Shine Tonight (LH-vcl) Vic 25771
018337-1 Ring Dem Bells (LH-vcl) Vic 25889, 26017
018338-1 Don't Be That Way (ES-arr) Vic 26173

Note: Although some discographies list Victor 25889 as never being issued, matrix 018337 did appear and was backed with Pick The Winner a horse racing game! The more common release, Victor 26017, was issued shortly thereafter and is listed here as well.

As is noted in the liner notes to this set, Edgar Sampson is more than likely the arranger on all of the titles from this session.
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(G) Harry James (tp), Benny Carter (cl, as, arr), Dave Matthews (as), Babe Russin, Herschel Evans (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Billy Kyle (p), John Kirby (b), Jo Jones (d).
NYC, July 21, 1938
024065-1 I'm In The Mood For Swing (BC-arr) Vic 26011
024066-1 Shoe Shiner's Drag -
024067-1 Any Time At All (LH-vcl) (BC-arr) Vic 26039
024068-1 Muskrat Ramble Vic 26017

Note: The flip side of Victor 26039 is by Nick LaRocca and the Original Dixieland Band.
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(H) Walter Fuller (tp), Omer Simeon (cl, as), George Oldham (as), Budd Johnson (cl, ts, prob. arr. on all titles), Robert Crowder (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Spencer Odom (p), Jesse Simpkins (b), Alvin Burroughs (d).
NYC, October 11, 1938
025866-1 Down Home Jump Vic 26114
025867-1 Rock Hill Special -1 -
025868-1 Fiddle Diddle (LH-vcl) Vic 26173

-1 Add Hampton (p and vib).
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(I) Irving Randolph (tp), Hymie Schertzer, Russell Procope (cl, as), Jerry Jerome (cl, b-cl, ts), Chu Berry (cl, ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Clyde Hart (p), Allan Reuss (g), Milt Hinton (b), Cozy Cole (d), Fred Norman (arr).
Supervised by Leonard Joy
NYC, April 3, 1939
035392-1 I Can Give You Love (LH-vcl) Vic 26343
035393-1 High Society (FN-arr) Vic 26209
035394-2 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It
Ain't Got That Swing) (LH-vcl) previously unissued
035394-1 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It
Ain't Got That Swing) (LH-vcl) Vic 26254
035395-1 Johnny Get Your Horn (LH-vcl) Vic 26343

Note: Discographies list Hymie Schertzer as the bass clarinetist on high society. However, Jerry Jerome confirmed he was the soloist.

The ledgers reveal that a rehearsal was called after this session from 1:30-2:30pm and included those who would participate in the April 5th session. No recordings were made.
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(J) Chu Berry (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Clyde Hart (p), Allan Reuss (g), Milt Hinton (b), Cozy Cole (d).
NYC, April 5, 1939
035703-1 Sweethearts On Parade (LH-vcl) Vic 26209
035704-1 Shufflin' At The Hollywood RCA (G) LPM 10024 (LP)
035704-2 Shufflin' At The Hollywood Vic 26254
035705-1 Denison Swing -1 Vic 26233
035706-1 Wizzin' The Wizz -2 Mosaic MD7-236 (CD)
035706-2 Wizzin' The Wizz -2 Vic 26233

-1 Hampton (p) replaces Hart.
-2 Hampton and Hart (p).
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(K) Ziggy Elman (tp), Hymie Schertzer (cl, as), Russell Procope (cl, sop, as), Jerry Jerome, Chu Berry (cl, ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, d, timpany, vcl, arr), Clyde Hart (p), Danny Barker (g), Milt Hinton (b), Cozy Cole (d), Fred Norman (arr).
Supervised by Steve Sholes
NYC, June 9, 1939
037614-1 If It's Good (LH-vcl) (LH, FN-arr) Vic LPM 6702-5 (LP)
037615-1 Stand By! For Further Announcements (And
More Good News) (LH-vcl) (LH, FN-arr) Vic 26296
037616-1 Ain't Cha Comin' Home ? Vic 26362
037617-2 Big Wig In The Wigwam (ens.vcl) (LH, FN-arr) previously unissued 037617-1 Big Wig In The Wigwam (ens.vcl) (LH, FN-arr) Vic 26296
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(L) Rex Stewart (cor), Lawrence Brown (tb), Harry Carney (bari), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Clyde Hart (p), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Fred Norman (arr).
NYC, June 13, 1939
037630-1 Memories Of You (FN-arr) Vic 26304
037631-1 The Jumpin' Jive (LH-vcl) (FN-arr) -
037632-2 Twelfth Street Rag -1 previously unissued
037632-1 Twelfth Street Rag -1 Vic 26362

-1 Add Hampton (p).
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(M) Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Benny Carter (as, arr), Coleman Hawkins, Chu Berry, Ben Webster (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib), Clyde Hart (p), Charlie Christian (g), Milt Hinton (b), Cozy Cole (d).
Supervised by Leonard Joy
NYC, September 11, 1939
041406-2 When Lights Are Low RCA (F) PM 42406 (LP)
041406-1 When Lights Are Low Vic 26371
041407-1 One Sweet Letter From You (LH-vcl) Vic 26393
041408-1 Hot Mallets Vic 26371
041409-1 Early Session Hop Vic 26393
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(N) Henry "Red" Allen (tp, vcl), J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Earl Bostic (as), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Clyde Hart (p), Charlie Christian (g, el-g), Artie Bernstein (b), Sid Catlett (d).
NYC, October 12, 1939
042941-1 I'm On My Way From You (LH-vcl) Vic 26476
042942-1 Haven't Named It Yet -
042943-1 The Heebie Jeebies Are
Rockin' The Town (LH, HA-vcl) Vic 26423
042943-2 The Heebie Jeebies Are
Rockin' The Town (LH, HA-vcl) -

Note: Matrix 042943-1 was not released until c. 1945. The title given in the ledgers and file cards is The Heebie Jeebies Rock.
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(O) Ziggy Elman (tp), Toots Mondello (cl, as), Jerry Jerome (ts), Ben Webster (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Clyde Hart (p, arr), Al Casey (g), Artie Bernstein (b), Slick Jones (d).
Supervised by Leonard Joy
NYC, October 30, 1939
043246-1 The Munson Street Breakdown (CH-arr) -1 Vic 26453
043247-1 I've Found A New Baby (CH-arr) -2 Vic 26447
043248-1 I Can't Get Started (CH-arr) Vic 26453
043249-1 Four Or Five Times (LH-vcl) (CH-arr) Vic 26447
043250-1 Gin For Christmas -3 Vic 26423

-1 Add Hampton (p and vib).
-2 Add Hampton (p).
-3 Hampton (d) replaces Jones.

Note: The ledgers and file cards indicate that Fletcher Henderson was the arranger on I've Found a New Baby.
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(P) Benny Carter (tp), Edmond Hall (cl), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib), Joe Sullivan (p), Freddie Green (g), Artie Bernstein (b), Zutty Singleton (d).
Supervised by Leonard Joy
NYC, December 21, 1939
046024-2 Dinah RCA Victor LPV 501 (LP)
046024-1 Dinah Vic 26557
046025-1 My Buddy Vic 26608
046026-1 Singin' The Blues Vic 26557
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(Q) Ziggy Elman (tp), Toots Mondello, Buff Estes (as), Jerry Jerome, Budd Johnson (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib), Spencer Odom (p), Ernest Ashley (g), Artie Bernstein (b), Nick Fatool (d).
Chicago, February 26, 1940
044724-1 Shades Of Jade Vic 22604
044725-1 Till Tom Special -
044726-1 Flyin' Home Vic 26595
044727-1 Save It, Pretty Mama -
044728-1 Tempo And Swing Vic 26608
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(R) Lionel Hampton (vib), Nat "King" Cole (p), Oscar Moore (el-g), Wesley Prince (b), Al Spieldock (d), Helen Forrest (vcl).
Supervised by Harry Meyerson
Hollywood, May 10, 1940
049674-1 House Of Morgan Vic 26751
049675-1 I'd Be Lost Without You (HF-vcl) -
049676-1 Central Avenue Breakdown -2 Vic 26652
049677-1 Jack The Bellboy -1 -

-1 Hampton (d) replaces Spieldock.
-2 Hampton and Cole (p).

Note: What should be Jack The Bellboy on Bluebird CD 63966, (Ring Dem Bells), is actually House of Morgan.
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(S) Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Nat "King" Cole (p, vcl), Oscar Moore (el-g, vcl), Wesley Prince (b), Al Spieldock (d), Hampton Rhythm Boys (Cole, Moore), Helen Forrest (vcl).
prob. supervised by Harry Meyerson
Hollywood, July 17, 1940
049932-2 Dough-Ra-Me (HRB-vcl) RCA (J) 90-95 (LP)
049932-1 Dough-Ra-Me (HRB-vcl) Vic 26696
049933-1 Jivin' With Jarvis (LH, NKC, OM-vcl) Vic 26724
049934-1 Blue -
049935-1 I Don't Stand A Ghost
Of A Chance With You (HF-vcl) Vic 26696
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(T) Lionel Hampton (vib), Marlowe Morris (p), Teddy Bunn (el-g), Douglas Daniels (tipple, vcl), Hayes Alvis (b), Kaiser Marshall (d).
NYC, August 21, 1940
055532-2 Just For Laffs previously unissued
055532-1 Just For Laffs Vic 26793
055533-1 Martin On Every Block previously unissued
055533-2 Martin On Every Block Vic 26739
055534-1 Pig Foot Sonata Vic 26793
055535-1 Charlie Was A Sailor (DD-vcl) Vic 26739

Note: Matrix 055533-1 is listed in discographies as being issued on Victor 26739. However, the file cards and ledgers list only -2 as being scheduled for release and copies of Victor 26739 we have examined contain only -2 as the master. One of the many reissues claiming they used -1 but actually used -2, is the LP box set The Complete Lionel Hampton / 1937-1941 (Bluebird AXM6-5536).
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(U) LIONEL HAMPTON & HIS SEXTETTE: Lionel Hampton (vib), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Irving Ashby (g), Vernon Alley (b), Lee Young (d, vcl), Hampton Rhythm Girls (Evelyn Myers and 2 unknown) (vcl).
Supervised by Harry Meyerson
Hollywood, December 19,1940
055228-2 Lost Love (LY, HRG-vcl) Vic 27278

Marshal Royal (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Irving Ashby (g), Vernon Alley (b), Lee Young (d), Evelyn Myers (vcl).
same session
055229-1 I Nearly Lost My Mind (EM-vcl) Vic 27316

Marshal Royal (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Ray Perry (el-vln), Irving Ashby (el-g), Vernon Alley (b), Lee Young (d).
same session
055230-1 Altitude Vic 27316
055231-1 Fiddle-Dee-Dee Vic 27364

Note: Matrix 055228-1 is listed in discographies as being issued on Victor 27278, however, this take has eluded us and therefore we cannot confirm its existance. In addition, the metal part (and any test pressings) are no longer in the physical posession of BMG. The CD release on Classics 624 (Lionel Hampton 1941) and RCA (J) 90-95 (LP) both list Lost Love as using -1, however, -2 is the take that is used.
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(V) LIONEL HAMPTON AND HIS SEXTETTE: Marshal Royal (cl, as), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Ray Perry (el-vln), Irving Ashby (el-g), Vernon Alley (b), Lee Young (d), Hampton Rhythm Girls (Evelyn Myers and 2 unknown) (vcl).
Supervised by Harry Meyerson
Hollywood, December 20, 1940
055234-1 Bogo-Jo (LH, HRG-vcl) Vic 27341
055235-1 Open House -
055236-1 Smart Aleck Vic 27278
055237-1 Bouncing At The Beacon -1 Vic 27364

-1 Hampton and Thompson (p).
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(W) LIONEL HAMPTON AND HIS SEXTET: Karl George (tp), Marshal Royal (cl, vcl), Lionel Hampton (vib, vcl), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Ray Perry (el-vln, as), Irving Ashby (el-g), Vernon Alley (b), Shadow Wilson (d), Ruble Blakey (vcl).
Chicago, April 8, 1941
064055-2R Give Me Some Skin (LH, RB, MR-vcl) Vic 27409
064056-1 Now That You're Mine (RB-vcl) Vic 27529
064057-2 Chasin' With Chase -1 previously unissued
064057-1 Chasin' With Chase -1 Vic 27529
064058-2 Three Quarter Boogie previously unissued
064058-1 Three Quarter Boogie Vic 27409

-1 Hampton (d) replaces Wilson.

Note: Metal parts of matrix 064055 exist with -1 and -3R, however, they are dubs of -2R.
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The original recording supervisors for these sessions were Leonard Joy, Eli Oberstein, Steve Sholes and Harry Meyerson.

Produced for release by Scott Wenzel
Executive Producer: Michael Cuscuna

Disc transfers: Mark Wilder and Andreas Meyer
Mastered using 24-bit technology by Malcolm Addey

Vault research: Anthony Fountain, Michael Brooks, Scott Wenzel

Special thanks: Ed Berger, Michael Brooks, Lloyd Ferencik, Tad Hershorn, The Institute of Jazz Studies, Robin Manning, Dan Morgenstern, Michael Panico, Vincent Pelote, Lloyd Rauch, Phil Schaap, Sir Charles Thompson, Tom Tierney and Maria Triana.

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Producer's Note:
This set contains all of the sessions led by Lionel Hampton for the Victor label from 1937 to 1941. Although the sound quality of these sessions will differ from track to track, we have made every effort to obtain the best possible source copy which, in the case of this set, was theginal metal parts and test pressings.

In addition to the original Victor file cards and ledgers, the following sources were used for this discography: The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord (Cadence Jazz Books), Jazz Survivor by Marshal Royal (Cassell Pub.), Jazz Records 1897-1942 Sixth Edition by Brian Rust (Storyville).

Scott Wenzel
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Album Index:

12" LPs
RCA Victor LPV 501 Coleman Hawkins-Body and Soul: A Jazz Autobiography
RCA Victor LPM 6702 Various Artists - Ten Great Bands
RCA (J) 90-95 Lionel Hampton All Star Sessions
RCA (F) NL 89583 The Complete Lionel Hampton: Vol.1/2 (1937-1938)
RCA (F) 741077 Lionel Hampton - The Last But Not the Least Vol. 6
RCA (G) LPM 10024 Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra 1937-1940
RCA (F) PM 42406 Benny Carter 1928-1952

CDs
Mosaic MD7-236 Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions


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