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This All American Award Concert was held at Carnegie Hall on Sunday evening, April 15, 1945 to celebrate the victory of Lionel Hampton´s orchestra in the “New Star” division of the Esquire magazine´s annual critics poll. It was the occasion of one of Lionel´s greatest artistic triumphs and it is fortunate that the cream of the evening´s performances have been preserved for collectors.

Track listing:

A1 Hamp’s Blues 0:00
A2 I Know That You Know 3:35
A3 Loose Wig 6:28
A4 Hamp’s Boogie Woogie 11:32
B1 Oh, Lady Be Good 17:16
B2 Evil Gal Blues 22:47
B3 Red Cross 26:07
B4 Flying Home 29:48


  • Al Killian, Joe Morris, Wendell Culley, Lamar Wright Jr., Dave Page – trumpets
  • John Morris, Andrew Penn, Abdul Hamid, Alhayse – trombones
  • Herbie Fields, Gus Evans – alto-saxophones
  • Arnett Cobb, Jay Peters – tenor-saxophones
  • Charlie Fowlkes – baritone-saxophone
  • Milt Buckner – piano
  • William Mackel – guitar
  • CharlieHarris, Teddy Sinclair – basses
  • Fred Radcliffe – drums
  • Dinah Washington – vocal
  • Lionel Hampton – vibraphone, piano, drums, bandleader


Label: Decca ‎– DL 8088
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Recorded: at Carnegie Hall, April 15, 1945.
Label: Jasmine Records ‎– JASM 1040
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Reissue
Country: UK
Label: Label: Cool Note
Released: 2008