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#79358 - 08/31/02 06:08 PM R.I.P. Lionel Hampton
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/13/01
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Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
Jazz legend...maestro of the vibraphone...musical pioneer...

At 94...a long, full life!


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#79359 - 08/31/02 11:22 PM Re: R.I.P. Lionel Hampton
milum Offline
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Registered: 09/03/01
Posts: 872
Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
Lionel Hampton. Thank You.

Few people stand so far above his peers in the execution of musical skill with a particular instrument.

Satchmo, with the trumpet.
Benny Goodman with the clarinet.
And Lionel Hampton with the xylophone, vibraphone, and drums.

From one boy born in Birmingham, Alabama to another...

Thank you Lionel for the pleasure that your music has given all of us.
Rest easy.


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