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Lionel Hampton
 
Date of birth: 20 April 1908
Date of death: 31 August 2002
Country Of Origin: America
Profession:

Bandleader

Percussionist

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Black and white players hadn't appeared together in public before Teddy Wilson and I began working with B.G.

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Chicago was jazzy, man, jazzy - they had all the great jazz men.

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Every day I look forward to getting with my instruments, trying new things.

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I feel honored to have been a part of that dramatic change.

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I think I love it more as I get older because I keep getting better on drums, vibes and piano.

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I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.

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I've always been crazy about playing.

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Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands.

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Playing gives me as much good feeling now as it did when I was a bitty kid.

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Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating.

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So I always figured I'd still be playing at this age.

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That was a big deal at the time, because no blacks were integrated with whites in anything - not in sports, basketball, football, nothing.

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Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general.

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