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Lionel Hampton (1908–2002)

Jazz musician (drums, vibraphone) who at times led his own big band and guest-appeared in occasional films. He also performed frequently with the clarinetist-bandleader Benny Goodman. See full bio »

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 2016 The Durrells (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street" - uncredited)
 2014 John Wick (writer: "Evil Man Blues")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #8.8 (2012) ... (performer: "Flying Home") / (writer: "Flying Home")
 2011 L.A. Noire (Video Game) ("Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop") / (performer: "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Midnight Sun")
 2009 The Missing Person (performer: "The High And The Mighty")
 2008 The Express (writer: "Salty Papa Blues")
 2007 Music and Lyrics (writer: "Flying Home")
 2007 Midnight Son (Short) (writer: "Midnight Sun")
 2006 Hollywoodland (performer: "Flying Home") / (writer: "Flying Home")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2005) (performer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton (2005) ... (performer: "Hot Mallets", "Slap Happy") / (writer: "Hot Mallets", "Slap Happy" - as L. Hampton)
- Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew (2002) ... ("Everybody's Somebody's Fool") / (writer: "Three Minutes on 52nd St.")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Flying Home")
 2001/I Focus (writer: "Shivers" (1940))
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Mister Rock And Roll")
 1998 City of Angels (writer: "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop")
 1995 En på miljonen (lyrics: "HEY BABERIBA / HEY BA BA RE BOP") / (music: "HEY BABERIBA / HEY BA BA RE BOP")
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy ("Flying Home")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Flying Home", "Stardust", "Hamp's Boogie Woogie") / (writer: "Flying Home", "Hamp's Boogie Woogie")
 1992 A League of Their Own (writer: "Flying Home")
 1990 The Sheltering Sky (performer: "Midnight Sun") / (writer: "Midnight Sun")
 1990 Memphis Belle (writer: "Flying Home")
 1988 Frank's Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Where's Ed? (1988) ... (performer: "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" - uncredited)
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1987) ... (music: "Flying Home" - uncredited)
 1986 Poor Butterfly (performer: "Pobre Mariposa")
 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Documentary) (writer: "Flying Home")
 1982 Great Vibes! Lionel Hampton & Friends (TV Movie) (performer: "Ease On Down The Road", "Sweet Georgia Brown")
 1976 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1968 All Things Bright and Beautiful (TV Movie) (performer: "On a Clear Day")
 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 10 November 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "How High the Moon", "Let Me Off Uptown" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 30 April 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Moonglow" - uncredited)
 1958 Youthful Sinners (as Hampton, "Crazy Hamp")
 1956 Basin Street Revue (performer: "Ding Dong Baby" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ding Dong Baby" - uncredited)
 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (performer: "Jam Session")
  Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes) (writer - 3 episodes) (music - 1 episode)
- Variety Time ... (performer: "Cobb's Idea")
- Showtime in Harlem ... (music: "Midnight Sun") / (performer: "Beulah's Boogie", "Midnight Sun") / (writer: "Beulah's Boogie")
- Rhythm in Harlem ... (performer: "Cobb's Idea")
- Jazz Time ... (performer: "Air Mail Special", "Slide, Hamp, Slide") / (writer: "Slide, Hamp, Slide")
- Harlem Variety Revue ... (performer: "Bongo Interlude", "Vibe Boogie")
 1948 A Song Is Born (performer: "Goldwyn Stomp" (1947) - uncredited) / (writer: "Goldwyn Stomp" (1947), "Flying Home" (1939) - uncredited)
 1947 Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" - uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel ("I've Got a Heartful of Music" (1937), uncredited)
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Other Works:

On CBS- TV on 10 November 1958, he appeared on the Timex All-Star Jazz Show with Gene Krupa and Louis Armstrong.

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lionel Hampton and His Band | Lionel Hampton's Inner Circle | Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra

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Personal Quote:

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.


Was known to be intensely religious. See more »


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