Milt Buckner Acetate: “Hamp’ s Boogie”
I made a little movie to the music of Milt Buckner playing “Hamp’s Boogie” at an unknown date. The music comes from a mysterious bunch of acetates from the Otto Flückiger collection.
The mystery: There are five two sided 33 rpm acetates with “KAKE” labels (probably coming vom KAKE TV, based in Wichita). Eight and a half side have tracks from Lionel Hampton’s April 1953 concert at the Forum in Wichita KS (Delmark’s Bob Koester may well have attended it!).
One of these records has solo piano by Milt Buckner though. One of its sides has four tracks by Buckner: “Old man River”, Hamp’s Boogie”, “How High the Moon” and “Laura”. The other side starts with Milt playing “Flyin’ Home”, after that it’s Hampton at the Forum again.
So here is “Hamp’s Boogie”
How Buckner and the Hampton band landed on the same acetate, I do not know, Buckner had left Hampton some years before 1953. Unfortunately there is no date written on the sides featuring Buckner, but they may well be from the same year. If you have a better idea, PLEASE let me know.