1942 HITS ARCHIVE: Flying Home - Lionel Hampton (1942 Decca version)

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Flying Home (Goodman-Hampton) by Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra

Hampton’s high-powered big band jazz classic with its honking sax solo by Illinois Jacquet updated his earlier 1940 small group recording of the tune for Victor.

THE 1942 HITS ARCHIVE - here in one place, a good-quality library of original-release-version best-sellers and songs that made an impact that were either released or enjoyed a major chunk of their popularity within the calendar year 1942 (some were recorded in 1941).

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One of the best jazz records from the 40's, in my humble opinion.

Author — Miguel Osvaldo Flores Dominguez

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Thank Spike for keeping masterpieces like this alive

Author — Janis Baumrucker

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I grew up on Dad! made my career as a Yeh!

Author — Gordy Oh

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I can only Imagine West Oakland 7th street or Sweets Ballroom in Downtown Oakland playing this music with Black folks and Chicanos in Zoot Suits dancing to it during the war years.

Author — Oakland latinosunited

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I love watching A League Of Their Own and Malcom X, especially when this song comes on. Thanks to Spike Lee and The Late Penny Marshall for remembering This Big Band Classic in their movies

Author — Mario Vaccarella

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One of my favourite songs ever. Joyful music

Author — Ross McDermott

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Came here because of Malcolm x 🖤❤ Lionel Hampton is definitely a talented musician😊

Author — Vee

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Illinois Jacquet was but 19-years old.

Author — Chapel Tibet

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When music had a distinct identity and it was all American, the world clamoured for it.

Author — C Synch

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That dance scene in Malcom X by Denzel and Spike

Author — KEVIN Monroe

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some people says that song was a jump blues, but sound jazzy for me

Author — Alvaro !