Lionel Hampton was a big band leader, vibrophone, drummer and showman. Always putting together bands of exceptional talent, Hampton was also highly concerned about how his band looked on stage. He wanted to not only entertain with music, but also put on a “stage show”.
While we are all familiar with the classic tune Flyin’ Home, there are a lot of additional Hamp tracks that are just as killer diller.
And any of the Benny Goodman small groups featuring Hamp, such as:
(while not Lionel, an entertaining dance clip none the less, original choreography by Ryan Francois)