RIP, for sure. I had to call my daddy today about this. Not surprisingly,
he was drunk. My daddy used to wake my little kid ass up in the wee
hours of the morning to run the stereo for him (cuz he couldn't) to play,
among other artists, Lionel Hampton. He would whooop and holler as
the music played, and point out Mr. Hampton's virtuosity. I'd like to think
that not *all* of that enthusiam was lost on my tired, untrained ears.
I lifted more than one glass to Lionel Hampton today, and I sure know my
Lionel RAWKED BALLS.
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From: Carl Zimring
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Subject: [fearnwhiskey] RIP Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton, Jazz Great, Dies at 94
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 9:19 a.m. ET
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lionel Hampton, the vibraphone virtuoso and standout
showman whose six-decade career ranked him among the greatest names in jazz
history, died Saturday. He was 94.
Hampton, whose health was failing in recent years, died of heart failure at
Mount Sinai Medical Center at about 6:15 a.m., said his manager, Phil
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