Prime Music

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
$3.30 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by MovieMars.

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
cds_dvds_gu... Add to Cart
$17.89  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Lionel Hampton Swinging At His Best (2005)

 NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Price: $9.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 10 left in stock.
Sold by Edwest1 and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Oct. 27? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product Details

  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PASSPORT VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: January 11, 2005
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0006A9IKM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,975 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Lionel Hampton may not have been the first person to play the vibraphone, but he is widely acknowledged as the first to utilize it as a jazz instrument. Hampton, the "King of the Vibes" and one of the best-loved bandleaders of the swing era, lends his special magic to some of his most-memorable charts in rare, archival performances.

Songs include Midnight Sun, Air Mail Special, Vibe Boogie, and Slide Hamp Slide, among many other Hampton favorites.

No fan of jazz should be without LIONEL HAMPTON SWINGING AT HIS BEST.

Song List:

1 Midnight Sun 2 Flyin' Home 3 Lady Be Good 4 Who Cares 5 Beulah's Boogie 6 Love You Like Mad 7 Ding Dong Baby 8 Cobbs' Idea 9 Vibe Boogie 10 TV Special 11 Bongo Interlude 12 Air Mail Special 13 Slide, Hamp, Slide 14 Hamp's Idea


Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
(1)
4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great performances; so-so audio/video quality July 27, 2005
Format:DVD
This DVD compiles 14 performances from Lionel Hampton's classic band of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Ten of these same performances are included in the "Swing Era - Duke Ellington/Lionel Hampton" DVD. Those looking for value may want to consider that release, but the ten duplicates don't include "Flying Home" or "Hamps Idea" - two of the better clips from "At His Best"

Audio/Video quality is acceptable for this era, but there really doesn't appear to have been much effort put into restoration. Three of the same clips are included on the "Jazz Legend - King of the Vibes" DVD - these same clips look and sound noticably better there. The performances are consistently excellent, as one would expect from Lionel Hampton. Not only Hamp himself, but his entire orchestra have infectious energy and enthusiasm for their music. This is exactly why the DVD rates as highly as it does - when you're great you're great; there's just no denying talent at this level.

As with most similar DVDs there are no extras. This is a solid buy for fans of Hamp or jazz/swing music of this era. I'd look at "Jazz Legend - King of the Vibes" by Hudson Music as a first purchase and "Swinging At His Best" as a follow up.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category

Edwest1 Privacy Statement Edwest1 Shipping Information Edwest1 Returns & Exchanges