AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Lionel Hampton’s classic live version of “Star Dust” at this “Just Jazz” concert is rightfully acclaimed, and remains one of the highpoints of his long career. Oddly enough Hampton does not appear on the other three selections included on this LP (which has since been reissued on CD) but these fine renditions of “One ‘O’Clock Jump,” “The Man I Love” and “Lady Be Good” do benefit from excellent solos by trumpeter Charlie Shavers, altoist Willie Smith, Corky Corcoran on tenor and bassist Slam Stewart. Highly recommended (http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-original-stardust-mw0000896738).
A1 Star Dust – 15:13
A2 One O’Clock Jump – 8:07
B1 The Man I Love – 13:41
B2 Oh, Lady Be Good – 7:14
Lionel Hampton – vibraphone
Willie Smith – alto saxophone
Slam Stewart – bass
Jackie Mills (# A3, A4), Lee Young (# A1, A2) – drums
Barney Kessel – guitar
Tommy Todd – piano
Corky Corcoran – tenor saxophone
Charlie Shavers – trumpet
Label: Decca – DL 74194
Recorded – August 1947 at the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
Jacket has a sticker over the top right corner for “Simulated Stereo.”
Change in title based on cover artwork plus the way it is listed in Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide.
Track 1 titled as The “Original” Star Dust on the center label.
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