FLYING HOME

Latest update on 13/05/2012

Artist: Benny Goodman Sextet
Author: Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton/Eddie DeLange/Sid Robin
Label: Columbia
Year: 1939

With Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton and the young guitar player Charlie Christian, praised by John Hammond Sr. According to Hammond, Christian came up with the musical theme for Flying Home, but he's not credited.

The definitive Lionel Hampton version, with the famous tenor solo by Illinois Jacquet, role model for so many honking sax solos, was cut in 1942.

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