Slide Hampton Discography

Compiled by Michael Fitzgerald
First published August 1994

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While this is the most comprehensive and accurate discography on Slide Hampton ever produced, there still may be omissions and errors. Please help if you can.

Locksley Wellington Hampton was born on April 21, 1932 in Jeannette, PA.

Thanks to contributors:

Ulf Åbjörnsson, Tobie Baldwin, Noal Cohen, Marc Epstein, Robin Eubanks, William B. Fielder, Dr. Michael Frohne, John Hasselback, Dennis Kitchen, Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Joop van der Leij, Alain Lescarmontier, Ronald Lyles, Michael Philip Mossman, Geoffrey North, Todd Poynor, Rob Rothberg, Jim Rotondi, Klaus Weiss, Dennis Whitling, Arild Wideröe, Andrew Williams

Special thanks to all the staff at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies where I had access to virtually every issue listed in the discography as well as the various relevant published sources.


General discographies: All-Music Guide, Bruyninckx, Jepsen, Lord, Raben
Michael Cuscuna & Michel Ruppli: The Blue Note Label
Leonard Feather: Encyclopedia of Jazz, Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties
Michel Ruppli: The Atlantic Label, The Mercury Labels, The MGM Labels, The Verve Labels
Montreux Jazz Festival
The U.S. Library of Congress

A few items are as yet not included in the new version of the discography:

Buddy Johnson

Jukebox Lil JB624

Harold Minerve, Teddy Small (as), Johnny Burdine, Purvis Henson (ts), Maxwell Lucas (bar), Gil Askey, Courtney Williams, Wallace Wilson, Andrew Wood (t), Ed Burke, Slide Hampton, Haleem Rasheed (tb), Buddy Johnson (p), Leon Spann (b), Emmanuel Sims (d), Ella Johnson, Floyd Ryland (v) [instrumental personnel uncertain]

May 1957

  1. You're the One for Me

read a review of the Slide Hampton Octet at the Half Note

Boy Edgar: Music Was His Mistress
BVHaast 022

May-October 1975
Hilversum, Holland

Slide Hampton and the Jazzmasters: Live At The Village Vanguard
private recording
August 3, 1995

Slide Hampton: Inclusion
Twin Records CD 898
c. 1998

James Moody: