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Jazz Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton Discusses His Life and Career.

Jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton. He introduced the vibes to the jazz world and remains one of it's undisputed masters. In the 1930's he played with the Benny Goodman's band -- being one of the first blacks to play with a white band. He's just written an autobiography, "Hamp." Al Capone and Louis Armstrong also play surprising roles in his life.

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Other segments from the episode on November 17, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 17, 1989: Interview with Lionel Hampton; Interview with Caetano Veloso; Review of the film "My Left Foot."

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