Lionel Hampton & Stan Getz – Hamp and Getz

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  1. Cherokee: πŸ‘πŸ»
  2. Ballad Medley: Tenderly/Autumn in New York/East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)/I Can’t: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  3. Get Started: πŸ‘πŸ»
  4. Louise: πŸ‘πŸ»
  5. Jumpin’ at the Woodside: πŸ‘πŸ»
  6. Gladys (Alternate Take): πŸ‘πŸ»
  7. Gladys: πŸ‘πŸ»
  8. Headache: πŸ‘πŸ»


I got it in my head today to listen to Lionel Hampton. Unlike the other time or two when this was the case, I actually followed through in spite of his daunting catalog. (His discography includes 46 albums not including compilations.) Stan Getz has come up multiple times recently at family gatherings (I don’t recall how, but I do recall the name). So when I saw they did an album together, I decided that’s what I’d listen to today. I really enjoyed it. I’m not sure why, but I was excepting something much less up-beat than what I actually got. I found myself tapping my toe through the entire thing, except the Ballad Medley.

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I tend to prefer covers of songs only when I’ve heard the cover first. I thought about that idea a lot as I was listening to the end of this album. Why did they not only include two takes of 1 song (Gladys) on a 7 track album (6 originally; HeadacheΒ was a bonus track starting with the CD reissue), but also put them back to back and put the Alternate Version first? None of that made sense to me. I did find that I preferred Gladys (Alternate Take) more than Gladys just. But is that because it’s better, or because I heard it first?

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