TITLE

HAMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE

AUTHOR(S)
BENSON, CHRIS
PUB. DATE
November 1981
SOURCE
Ebony;Nov1981, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p145
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features Lionel Hampton, African-American vibraphone virtuoso, highlighting the tributes given in his honor at the White House and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It describes the veteran performer as a vibrant, tireless musician with several pioneering achievements in his fifty-year career which include being the first to use the vibes in jazz music, and the first to use electric bass and organ with his band. It mentions Hampton's other social contribution: his low-income housing project in Harlem, New York.
ACCESSION #
48773677

 

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