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Sunday 8 November 2009

Lionel Hampton - Live in Paris (2LP set)

My thanks go to a donor from Switzerland who ripped this rare 2LP set of a Lionel Hampton concert at the Olympia in Paris.

Although the inside of the gatefold sleeve states that this album was recorded at the Olympia in 1961, it is in fact a recording of a 1956 concert at the world famous Paris venue. The tracks were recorded on the 28th and 30th of January. The band personnel includes Eddie Chamblee and Rickey Brauer on tenor saxes and Curtis Lowe on baritone sax.

For the most part this is red hot raucous stuff played to a wildly enthusiastic audience. It’s just the kind of thing that used to get certain jazz critics shaking their heads and muttering in disapproval at such disorderly goings on at a jazz concert, but it’s also the kind of music that is the very essence of Be Bop Wino. One thought that occurred to me while listening was – “with music like this already in existence, why did they bother inventing rock and roll?” Keep on boogying!

Ripped from vinyl at 128 kbps. Password = greaseyspoon. Sleeve scans included.

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Many thanks again to our anonymous donor!

1. Albuquerque
2. Paulette's Boogie
3. Panama
4. Gladys
5. Flying At The Olympia
6. Memories Of You
7. Halleluia
8. Battle Of The Saxes
9. One O'Clock Jump
10. The Rice
11. Blues For Sacha
12. Where Or When
13. Patricia's Boogie
14. Perdido
15. Drums Fight
16. Rocking At The Olympia
17. Blues One
18. Clopin Clopant
19. 10 Rue Caumartin
20. Hey Ba Ba Re Bop


dustguy said...

Thanks for Hampton! I got to see him in a concert a few years before he passed and they literally had to pull him off the stage after his fourth enthusiastic encore because they were afraid he would wear himself out! (he didn't think so)

Roger said...

Thanks for the Lionel Hampton. Years ago, I was given a whole stack of 78's, including several complete "album books" by Hampton. Thats back when an album was like 6 separate 78's in a hardback envelope book. If I ever get them all ripped and put together, I'll up them to you.