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Lionel Hampton Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LIONEL HAMPTON
Born: April 20, 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky
Died: August 31, 2002 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
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).   
Film Credits | show moreshow less
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-pa-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)
  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101920
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 101920
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Signature: "Lionel/Hampton", 5¼x3. "Notes" imprinted at upper margin. Portion of a biography imprinted on verso. 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.

    Sale Price $63.00

    $70.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 208016
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 208016
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Signature: "Lionel/Hampton", 3x5 card. 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.

    Sale Price $63.00

    $70.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 208183
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 208183
    LIONEL HAMPTON Hampton signs a 5x3 card wishing "Good Luck" to a fan Autograph note signed: "Good Luck/Sherry/Lionel/Hampton", 5x3 ruled index card. Lionel Leo Hampton (1908-2002), the first jazz vibraphonist, began his career as a drummer.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 209383
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 209383
    LIONEL HAMPTON Hampton signs a 5x3 card "Keep Swingin" Autograph note signed: "Keep Swingin/Sy, Wife/Lionel/Hampton", 5x3 card with ornate border. Lionel Leo Hampton (1908-2002), the first jazz vibraphonist, began his career as a drummer.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 27036
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 27036
    LIONEL HAMPTON Hampton signs a 7½x8 paper for George Sanders, signing "Best of Luck" Autograph note signed: "Best of Luck/George/Lionel/Hampton/George The King of The Records", 7½x8, irregularly cut. Captioned magazine photograph, b/w, 1½x1½, affixed at right margin.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 321691
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 321691
    LIONEL HAMPTON Vibraphonist jazz musician signs name in black ink Autograph sentiment signed: "Lionel/ Hampton/ Best wishes" in black ink. 1 page, 5x4½. Lionel Leo Hampton (1908-2002),the first jazz vibraphonist, began his career as a drummer.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 279281
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 279281
    LIONEL HAMPTON Sepia photograph of the first jazz vibraphonist. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Good Luck/Joanne,/Lionel/Hampton". Sepia, 8x10 overall, image 7½x8¾ (one surface). Louis Armstrong encouraged drummer Lionel Hampton to try the vibraphone, used by NBC radio to announce intermissions.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 52327
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 52327
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Good Luck Joan/Lionel Hampton". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9x6¾ (one surface). Publicity photograph for "Lionel Hampton's/One Night Stand & Jazz Circle/An Avco Embassy Television Presentation". ©1975, Bethton Productions, Inc.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 174382
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 174382
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Good Luck/Burt/Lionel/Hampton". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7x8¾ (one surface). Lionel Hampton Enterprises publicity photograph. Captioned at lower margin: "The Exciting LIONEL HAMPTON".

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 254213
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 254213
    LIONEL HAMPTON Sepia photogrpah of the first jazz vibraphonist. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Murray/Best Wishes/Lionel Hampton". Sepia, 8x10. Music Corporation of America label affixed to verso, captioned: "Lionel Hampton/at the/Vibraphone".

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 199916
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 199916
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Good/Luck/To the/Ladies/and Friends/Lionel/Hampton". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x8½ (one surface). Associated Booking Corp. publicity photograph. Captioned at lower margin: "Lionel Hampton/And Duke Ellington".

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 199917
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 199917
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Best of Luck/Women Crisis/Shelter./Lionel/Hampton". B/w, 8x9¾. Lionel Leo Hampton (1908-2002), the first jazz vibraphonist, began his career as a drummer.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 199921
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 199921
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Good Luck/Jeannie/Lionel/Hampton". B/w, 8x9. 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.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL  - HFSID 288583
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL - HFSID 288583
    LIONEL HAMPTON The first jazz vibraphonist signs a Rawlings Official American League baseball. Baseball signed: "Lionel/Hampton" in blue ink. Rawlings Official American League baseball (Gene A. Budig commissioner).

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 199924
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 199924
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Photograph signed: "Best Wishes/Lionel Hampton". B/w, 8¼x9 overall, image 5x8½ (one surface). Lionel Leo Hampton (1908-2002), the first jazz vibraphonist, began his career as a drummer.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 176531
    LIONEL HAMPTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 176531
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Photograph signed: "Lionel Hampton". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7x8¾ (one surface). Lionel Hampton Enterprises publicity photograph. Captioned at lower margin: "The Exciting LIONEL HAMPTON". Hampton and his band are pictured in front of a sign that reads: "Goodwill Ambassador/Lionel Hampton".

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - FIRST DAY COVER WITH AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 178555
    LIONEL HAMPTON - FIRST DAY COVER WITH AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 178555
    LIONEL HAMPTON. First Day Cover inscribed and signed: "Best Wishes/To Bob/Lionel Hampton", 6½x3¾. FDC in the Vignettes of Americana series honoring "The drum that Led Americans at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse 1781", two 7.

    Sale Price $81.00

    $90.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE  - HFSID 27035
    LIONEL HAMPTON - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 27035
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Inscribed signature: "Best of Luck/and Keep Swingin'/George/Lionel/Hampton", 4¾x3¼, irregularly cut from a photograph. Lionel Leo Hampton (1908-2002), the first jazz vibraphonist, began his career as a drummer.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN GEORGES SABLON - HFSID 168546
    LIONEL HAMPTON - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN GEORGES SABLON - HFSID 168546
    LIONEL HAMPTON and JEAN SABLON. Inscribed signature: "To Mary/Lionel/Hampton" and, on verso, "best wishes/Jean Sablon", 4¾x3¼. Names written (unknown hand) at lower margin of each side.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - PAMPHLET SIGNED  - HFSID 180748
    LIONEL HAMPTON - PAMPHLET SIGNED - HFSID 180748
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Pamphlet signed: "Good/Luck./Lionel/Hampton" on front cover, 8p, 5½x8½. Titled: "Lionel Hampton/Workshop in/Jazz History". Mailer for Hampton's workshop at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, to be held from June 8-12, 1987.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - RECEIPT SIGNED 10/19/1950  - HFSID 265690
    LIONEL HAMPTON - RECEIPT SIGNED 10/19/1950 - HFSID 265690
    LIONEL HAMPTON. Receipt signed: "Lionel Hampton", 1p, 7¼x7. Los Angeles, California, 1950 October 19. On letterhead of Tom Kelley, Hollywood. Hampton acknowledges receipt of $500 from Schmidt Lithography Company in payment of a testimonial for a beer display.

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • LIONEL HAMPTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/14/1983  - HFSID 153509
    LIONEL HAMPTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/14/1983 - HFSID 153509
    LIONEL HAMPTON. TLS: "Lionel Hampton," 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1983 April 14. To Master Lionel Reynard, San Francisco. In full: "It is a pleasure to hear from someone who has so much in common with me.

    Sale Price $573.75

    $675.00

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