Lionel Hampton Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: April 20, 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky
Died: August 31, 2002 in New York City, New York
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Lionel Leo Hampton (1908-2002), the first jazz vibraphonist, began his career as a drummer. Louis Armstrong encouraged him to try the vibraphone, used by NBC radio to announce intermissions. Their 1930 recording of "Memories of You" forever associated Hampton with the instrument, although he was also an accomplished piano player. In 1940, Hampton formed his own band, which became the first Black band to tour the racially segregated South with a white singer (1950).   
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1958 Youthful Sinners (Sound), 2008 Pioneers of Television (Other), 2007 Midnight Son (Sound), 2001/I Focus (Sound), 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy (Sound), 1992 Malcolm X (Sound), 1987 Screen Two (Sound), 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Sound), 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Sound), 1956 Lionel Hampton and Herb Jeffries (Music Department), 1999 Austin City Limits (in person), 1997 Benny Goodman's Greatest Hits (in person), 1990 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (in person), 1980 WWF Club (in person), 1970 The Rosey Grier Show (in person), 1959 Swing Into Spring! (in person), 1958 The Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gorme Show (in person), 1956 Lionel Hampton and Herb Jeffries (in person), 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (in person), 2007 Music and Lyrics (Sound), Banda sonora (Sound), Show Time at the Apollo (Sound), 1995 En på miljonen (Sound), 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (Sound), 1982 Great Vibes! Lionel Hampton & Friends (Sound), 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (Sound), 1947 Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (Sound), 1961 Force of Impulse (Music Department), 1961 Rooftops of New York (Music Department), 1992 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 1992 The Real Malcolm X (in person), 1982 Great Vibes! Lionel Hampton & Friends (in person), 1981 Tony Brown's Journal (in person), 1976 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (in person), 1972 Timex All Star Swing Festival (in person), 1969-1971 The David Frost Show (in person), 1969 The Barbara McNair Show (in person), 1968 13 Stars for Channel 13 (in person), 1965 Fanfare (in person), 1963 The Keefe Brasselle Show (in person), 1962 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1961 Force of Impulse (in person), 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (in person), 1957 The Big Record (in person), 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (in person), 1950-1952 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 2010 Jazz Legends in Concert (Other), 2005 Great Performances (Other), 1956 Off the Record (in person), Independent Lens (Sound), 1956-1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1987 The Late Show with David Letterman (in person), 2009 The Missing Person (Sound), 2008 The Express (Sound), 1998 City of Angels (Sound), 1990 The Sheltering Sky (Sound), 1990 Memphis Belle (Sound), 1986 Poor Butterfly (Sound), 1968 All Things Bright and Beautiful (Sound), 1957 The Adventures of an * (Music Department), 1936 Pennies from Heaven (Performer), 1933 Girl Without a Room (Performer), 1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (in person), 1996 Detour Ahead: An Afternoon with Herb Ellis (in person), 1992 Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian (in person), 1964-1990 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1990 Ebony/Jet Showcase (in person), 1989 The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards (in person), 1982 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 1980 But Then She's Betty Carter (in person), 1979 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (in person), 1977 All You Need Is Love (in person), 1967-1975 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1970 Happy Days (in person), 1965-1969 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1968-1969 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1969 Allen Ludden's Gallery (in person), 1968 All Things Bright and Beautiful (in person), 1963 Here's Edie (in person), 1962 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1960 The Revlon Revue (in person), 1957 Washington Square (in person), 1955 Rock 'n' Roll Revue (in person), 1955 Musik, Musik und nur Musik (in person), 1950 Cavalcade of Bands (in person), 2008 Lelio Luttazzi - Il giovanotto matto (Other), 1968-1969 The Steve Allen Show (in person), 1954-1962 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1961 America by Night (in person), 2006 Hollywoodland (Sound), 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (Sound), 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years 1955-1970 (Sound), 1992 A League of Their Own (Sound), 1956 Basin Street Revue (Sound), 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (Sound), 1948 A Song Is Born (Sound), 1937 Hollywood Hotel (Sound), 1957 Mister Rock and Roll (Music Department), 1948 A Song Is Born (Performer), 2007 Jazz Giants of the 20th Century (in person), 1993 American Masters (in person), 1992 Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story (in person), 1979 Lyonel Hampton Live at Belgrade (in person), 1979 No Maps on My Taps (in person), 1963-1964 The New Steve Allen Show (in person), 1959 The Big Party (in person), 1959 The Red Skelton Chevy Special (in person), 1957 Mister Rock and Roll (in person), 1956 Basin Street Revue (in person), 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (in person), 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (in person), 1949 Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (in person), 1937 Hollywood Hotel (in person), 1938 For Auld Lang Syne (Other)

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