Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra
Rhythm and Blues Revue, Harlem, 1955
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This jam session with Lionel Hampton and his band is taken from “The Rhythm and Blues Revue,” a musical variety film made at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It featured comedic acts, as well as prominent African-American dancers. Nat King Cole and Cab Calloway would also make appearances at this performance.
Lionel Hampton, vibraphone
Milt Buckner, piano