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Playing tracks by

Lionel Hampton.

Chart positions

This upload was 42nd in the #groove chart and 95th in the #jazz chart.

The Idiophone is defined as an instrument which creates sound by its own vibration when struck. The Xylophone is the most famous - it was a novelty at the turn of the last century, then Lionel Hampton made everyone take it seriously. But they have always taken it seriously in Africa...

"mais je connais Toumani..."

Kurt Engles Orch: Xylophonismus /
Taj Mahal: Fanta /
Trio Da Kali: Godmothers /
Afro Mexico: Chivofono /
Balafon Marimba Orch: Temerina /
Fong Nam Ensemble: Ma Ram (The Dancing Horse) /
Ketama (Songhai 2): Niani /
Lionel Hampton: Hot Mallets