Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 My Last Affair
2:35
2 Jivin' the Vibres
2:22
3 The Mood That I'm In
2:42
4 Stomp
3:10
5 Buzzin' 'Round With the Bee
3:07
6 Whoa Babe
2:53
7 Stompology
3:03
8 On the Sunny Side of the Street
3:17
9 Rhythm, Rhythm (I Got Rhythm)
2:52
10 China Stomp (Chinatown, My Chinatown)
2:50
11 I Know That You Know
2:58
12 I'm Confessin'
3:29
13 Drum Stomp (Crazy Rhythm)
3:09
14 Piano Stomp (Shine)
2:58
15 I Surrender Dear
3:24
16 The Object of My Affections
3:15
17 Judy
3:07
18 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
2:52
19 Everybody Loves My Baby
2:51
20 After You've Gone
3:06
21 I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby
3:10
22 My Last Affair (alternate take)
2:49
23 The Object of My Affections (alternate take)
3:12
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 You're My Ideal
3:16
2 The Sun Will Shine To-night
3:13
3 Ring Dem Bells
3:25
4 Don't Be That Way
2:36
5 I'm in the Mood for Swing
2:48
6 Shoe Shiner's Drag
3:25
7 Any Time at All
3:17
8 Muskrat Ramble
3:17
9 Down Home Jump
3:16
10 Rock Hill Special
2:47
11 Fiddle Diddle
3:24
12 I Can Give You Love
2:49
13 High Society
3:16
14 It Don't Mean a Thing
3:15
15 Johnny Get Your Horn
3:11
16 The Sun Will Shine To-night (alternate take)
3:08
17 It Don't Mean a Thing (alternate take)
3:15
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Sweethearts on Parade
3:00
2 Shufflin' at the Hollywood
3:06
3 Denison Swing
3:16
4 Wizzin' the Wizz
2:26
5 If It's Good
2:51
6 Stand by! For Further Announcements (And More Good News)
2:57
7 Ain't 'Cha Comin' Home?
3:19
8 Big Wig in the Wigwam
2:31
9 Memories of You
3:17
10 The Jumpin' Jive
3:15
11 Twelfth Street Rag
3:09
12 When Lights Are Low
2:14
13 One Sweet Letter From You
3:20
14 Hot Mallets
2:17
15 Early Session Hop
2:41
16 I'm on My Way From You
3:08
17 Haven't Named It Yet
2:58
18 The Heebie Jeebies Are Rockin' the Town
2:44
19 Shufflin' at the Hollywood (alternate take)
3:08
20 Wizzin' the Wizz (alternate take)
2:26
21 Big Wig in the Wigwam (alternate take)
2:33
22 Twelfth Street Rag (alternate take)
3:08
23 When Lights Are Low (alternate take)
2:09
24 The Heebie Jeebies Are Rockin' the Town (alternate take)
2:44
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 The Munson Street Breakdown
3:17
2 I've Found a New Baby
2:55
3 I Can't Get Started
2:55
4 Four or Five Times
2:49
5 Gin for Christmas
2:31
6 Dinah
2:46
7 My Buddy
2:47
8 Singin' the Blues
2:54
9 Shades of Jade
3:27
10 Till Tom Special
3:23
11 Flyin' Home
2:59
12 Save It, Pretty Mama
3:22
13 Tempo and Swing
3:22
14 House of Morgan
3:11
15 I'd Be Lost Without You
3:00
16 Central Avenue Breakdown
3:04
17 Jack the Bellboy
2:52
18 Dough-Ra-Me
3:07
19 Jivin' With Jarvis
2:40
20 Blue
2:58
21 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
2:55
22 Dinah (alternate take)
2:39
23 Dough-Ra-Me (alternate take)
3:09
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Just for Laffs
3:08
2 Martin on Every Block
2:51
3 Pig Foot Sonata
3:04
4 Charlie Was a Sailor
3:29
5 Lost Love
3:12
6 I Nearly Lost My Mind
3:13
7 Altitude
3:00
8 Fiddle-Dee-Dee
2:41
9 Bogo-Jo
2:55
10 Open House
3:01
11 Smart Alec
3:21
12 Bouncing at the Beacon
3:23
13 Give Me Some Skin
3:16
14 Now That You're Mine
2:47
15 Chasin' With Chase
2:59
16 Three Quarter Boogie
2:37
17 Just for Laffs (alternate take)
3:07
18 Martin on Every Block (alternate take)
2:48
19 Chasin' With Chase (alternate take)
3:05
20 Three Quarter Boogie (alternate take)
2:37

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
New York, New York, United States (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
New York, New York, United States (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–11)
New York, New York, United States (1937-08-16) (tracks 12–15)
New York, New York, United States (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
clarinet:
Buster Bailey (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–11)
Eddie Barefield (1937-08-16) (tracks 12–15)
reeds:
Vido Musso (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
trumpet:
Ziggy Elman (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
Cootie Williams (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
Jonah Jones (1937-08-16) (tracks 12–15)
Ziggy Elman (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
drums:
Lionel Hampton (1937-02-08) (track 4)
Gene Krupa (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–3, 22)
Cozy Cole (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
Cozy Cole (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–10)
Lionel Hampton (1937-04-26) (track 11)
Cozy Cole (1937-08-16) (tracks 12, 14–15)
Lionel Hampton (1937-08-16) (track 13)
Cozy Cole (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
guitar:
Allan Reuss (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
Allan Reuss (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
Allan Reuss (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–11)
Bobby Bennett (guitar) (1937-08-16) (tracks 12–15)
Allan Reuss (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
bass:
Harry Goodman (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
John Kirby (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
John Kirby (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–11)
Mack Walker (1937-08-16) (tracks 12–15)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
vibraphone:
Lionel Hampton (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–3, 22)
Lionel Hampton (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
Lionel Hampton (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–10)
Lionel Hampton (1937-08-16) (tracks 12–15)
Lionel Hampton (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
alto saxophone:
George Koenig (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
Hymie Shertzer (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
Johnny Hodges (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
saxophone:
Johnny Hodges (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–9, 11)
piano:
Jess Stacy (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
Jess Stacy (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
Lionel Hampton (1937-04-26) (track 10)
Jess Stacy (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–11)
Lionel Hampton (1937-08-16) (track 14)
Clyde Hart (1937-08-16) (tracks 12–15)
Jess Stacy (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
tenor saxophone:
Vido Musso (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
Art Rollini (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
Art Rollini (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
composer:
Hoagy Carmichael (track 17)
lyricist:
Sammy Lerner (track 17)
orchestra:
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1937-02-08) (tracks 1–4, 22)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1937-04-14) (tracks 5–7)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1937-04-26) (tracks 8–11)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1937-08-16) (tracks 12–15)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1937-09-05) (tracks 16–21, 23)
vocals:
Lionel Hampton (1937-02-08) (tracks 1, 3, 22)
writer:
Charles Warfield (track 18)
Clarence Williams (track 18)
publisher:
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 18)
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher) (track 18)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 18)
cover recording of:
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (1937-09-05) (track 18)
recording of:
Judy (credited to "Carmichael, Lerner") (1937-09-05) (track 17)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
New York, New York, United States (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
New York, New York, United States (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
New York, New York, United States (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
reeds:
Benny Carter (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Budd Johnson (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
Omer Simeon (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
Chu Berry (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
Jerry Jerome (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
Russell Procope (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
Hymie Shertzer (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
trumpet:
Cootie Williams (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
Harry James (American big band leader, trumpeter & actor) (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Walter Fuller (trumpet) (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
Irving Randolph (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
drums:
Sonny Greer (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
Jo Jones (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Alvin Burroughs (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
Cozy Cole (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
guitar:
Allan Reuss (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
Allan Reuss (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
bass:
Billy Taylor Sr. (jazz bassist) (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
John Kirby (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Jesse 'Po' Simpkins (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
Milt Hinton (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
vibraphone:
Lionel Hampton (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
Lionel Hampton (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Lionel Hampton (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
Lionel Hampton (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
alto saxophone:
Johnny Hodges (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
Dave Matthews (jazz saxophonist) (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
George Oldham (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
piano:
Jess Stacy (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
Billy Kyle (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Lionel Hampton (1938-10-11) (track 10)
Spencer Odom (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
Clyde Hart (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)
baritone saxophone:
Edgar Sampson (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
tenor saxophone:
Herschel Evans (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Irving "Babe" Russin (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Robert Crowder (Hand drum and percussion. Worked with Art Blakey, Montego Joe and Olatunji) (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
orchestra:
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1938-01-18) (tracks 1–4, 16)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1938-07-21) (tracks 5–8)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1938-10-11) (tracks 9–11)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1939-04-03) (tracks 12–15, 17)

CD 3

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1939-04-05) (tracks 1–4, 19–20)
New York, New York, United States (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
New York, New York, United States (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
New York, New York, United States (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
New York, New York, United States (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
reeds:
Chu Berry (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Jerry Jerome (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Russell Procope (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Hymie Shertzer (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
trumpet:
Ziggy Elman (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Dizzy Gillespie (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Henry “Red” Allen (jazz musician) (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
cornet:
Rex Stewart (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
drums:
Cozy Cole (1939-04-05) (tracks 1–4, 19–20)
Cozy Cole (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Sonny Greer (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
Cozy Cole (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Sid Catlett (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
guitar:
Allan Reuss (1939-04-05) (tracks 1–4, 19–20)
Danny Barker (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Charlie Christian (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Charlie Christian (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
bass:
Milt Hinton (1939-04-05) (tracks 1–4, 19–20)
Milt Hinton (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Billy Taylor Sr. (jazz bassist) (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
Milt Hinton (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Artie Bernstein (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
vibraphone:
Lionel Hampton (track 21)
Lionel Hampton (1939-04-05) (tracks 1–2, 19)
Lionel Hampton (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Lionel Hampton (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
Lionel Hampton (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Lionel Hampton (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
alto saxophone:
Benny Carter (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Earl Bostic (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
piano:
Lionel Hampton (1939-04-05) (tracks 3–4, 20)
Clyde Hart (1939-04-05) (tracks 1–2, 4, 19–20)
Clyde Hart (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Lionel Hampton (1939-06-13) (tracks 11, 22)
Clyde Hart (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
Clyde Hart (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Clyde Hart (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
baritone saxophone:
Harry Carney (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
tenor saxophone:
Chu Berry (1939-04-05) (tracks 1–4, 19–20)
Chu Berry (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Coleman Hawkins (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Ben Webster (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
J.C. Higginbotham (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)
orchestra:
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1939-04-05) (tracks 1–4, 19–20)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1939-06-09) (tracks 5–8)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1939-06-13) (tracks 9–11, 22)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1939-09-11) (tracks 12–15, 23)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1939-10-12) (tracks 16–18, 24)

CD 4

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
New York, New York, United States (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
New York, New York, United States (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1940-05-10) (tracks 14–17)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1940-07-17) (tracks 18–21, 23)
clarinet:
Edmond Hall (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
reeds:
Toots Mondello (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
trumpet:
Ziggy Elman (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
Benny Carter (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
Ziggy Elman (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
drums:
Lionel Hampton (1939-10-30) (track 5)
Slick Jones (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–4)
Zutty Singleton (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
Nick Fatool (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
Lionel Hampton (1940-05-10) (track 17)
Al Spieldock (1940-05-10) (tracks 14–16)
Al Spieldock (1940-07-17) (tracks 18–21, 23)
guitar:
Al Casey (US jazz/soul guitarist) (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
Freddie Green (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
Ernest Ashley (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
bass:
Artie Bernstein (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
Artie Bernstein (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
Artie Bernstein (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
Wesley Prince (1940-05-10) (tracks 14–17)
Wesley Prince (1940-07-17) (tracks 18–21, 23)
vibraphone:
Lionel Hampton (1939-10-30) (tracks 1, 3–4)
Lionel Hampton (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
Lionel Hampton (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
Lionel Hampton (1940-05-10) (tracks 14–15)
Lionel Hampton (1940-07-17) (tracks 18–21, 23)
electric guitar:
Oscar Moore (1940-05-10) (tracks 14–17)
Oscar Moore (1940-07-17) (tracks 18–21, 23)
alto saxophone:
Buff Estes (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
Toots Mondello (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
piano:
Lionel Hampton (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–2)
Clyde Hart (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
Joe Sullivan (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
Spencer Odom (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
Nat King Cole (1940-05-10) (tracks 14–17)
Lionel Hampton (1940-05-10) (track 16)
Nat King Cole (1940-07-17) (tracks 18–21, 23)
tenor saxophone:
Jerry Jerome (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
Ben Webster (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
Coleman Hawkins (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
Jerry Jerome (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
Budd Johnson (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
composer:
Victor Young (track 21)
lyricist:
Bing Crosby (track 21)
Ned Washington (track 21)
orchestra:
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1939-10-30) (tracks 1–5)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1939-12-21) (tracks 6–8, 22)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1940-02-26) (tracks 9–13)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1940-05-10) (tracks 14–17)
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1940-07-17) (tracks 18–21, 23)
instrumental recording of:
(I Don’t Stand) A Ghost of a Chance (1940-07-17) (track 21)

CD 5

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1940-08-21) (tracks 1–4, 17–18)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1940-12-19) (tracks 5–8)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–16, 19–20)
clarinet:
Marshall Royal (1940-12-19) (tracks 6–8)
Marshall Royal (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–16, 19–20)
reeds:
Marshall Royal (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
trumpet:
Karl George (US jazz trumpeter) (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–16, 19–20)
drums:
Kaiser Marshall (1940-08-21) (tracks 1–4, 17–18)
Lee Young (40s-60s US jazz drummer) (1940-12-19) (tracks 5–8)
Lee Young (40s-60s US jazz drummer) (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
Lionel Hampton (1941-04-08) (tracks 15, 19)
Shadow Wilson (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–14, 16, 20)
electric violin:
Ray Perry (1940-12-19) (tracks 7–8)
Ray Perry (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
guitar:
Irving Ashby (1940-12-19) (tracks 5–8)
bass:
Hayes Alvis (1940-08-21) (tracks 1–4, 17–18)
Vernon Alley (1940-12-19) (tracks 5–8)
Vernon Alley (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
Vernon Alley (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–16, 19–20)
vibraphone:
Lionel Hampton (1940-08-21) (tracks 1–4, 17–18)
Lionel Hampton (1940-12-19) (tracks 5–8)
Lionel Hampton (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
Lionel Hampton (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–14, 16, 20)
electric guitar:
Teddy Bunn (1940-08-21) (tracks 1–4, 17–18)
Irving Ashby (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
Irving Ashby (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–16, 19–20)
piano:
Marlowe Morris (1940-08-21) (tracks 1–4, 17–18)
Sir Charles Thompson (jazz) (1940-12-19) (tracks 5–8)
Sir Charles Thompson (jazz) (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
Sir Charles Thompson (jazz) (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–16, 19–20)
orchestra:
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1940-08-21) (tracks 1–4, 17–18)
performer:
Douglas Daniels (1940-08-21) (tracks 1–4, 17–18)
Lionel Hampton and His Sextette (1940-12-19) (tracks 5–8)
Lionel Hampton and His Sextette (1940-12-20) (tracks 9–12)
Lionel Hampton and His Sextette (1941-04-08) (tracks 13–16, 19–20)