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Daten erfasst von: Jazztime
William Billy Mackel
Nationalität: US
Instrumente: g
Born on Dec 28, 1912 in Baltimore, MD. One of the great examples of loyalty in the music business was guitarist William "Billy" Mackel's relationship with charismatic vibraphonist and bandleader Lionel Hampton. Concerning Mackel, who like many string players from his generation started out on banjo, some biographers would like to write simply: "He played with Lionel Hampton." Furthermore, they made a lot of records, considering that the stack of Hampton sides in which Mackel gets a tackle could be utilized to obscure a vibraphone from visibility were such an action to be required for security purposes. Vague as that is, it does summarize quite a bit of Mackel's life. It would also be only fair to mention the city of Baltimore, where Mackel was born and where he retired after more than three decades on the road with Hampton. Up until 1982, the date of the guitarist's final performance with Hampton, the grinning bandleader would always create a special feature for the retired Mackel during any appearance in the Baltimore area. Mackel theoretically retired from the band five years earlier. From 1944 onward he had played almost exclusively for Hampton, for a short time moving over to a vocal group led by Billy Williams, who both wrote and performed the song "I'm Going to Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," most likely on the subject of returning to the Hampton band. For an understanding of Mackel's musical outlook prior to coming into contact with Hampton, a Baltimore resident who heard him play sometime over the decade beginning in the early '30s would have to provide anecdotal description. During this time Mackel was gigging on banjo and leading his own group. Digging through the piles of documentation that resulted from the long Hampton and Mackel association, the final year of recording studio involvement seems to be 1978. By then the guitarist had worked on more than 120 recording sessions with Hampton, but only one on his own, the 1977 At Last. Hampton's retirement present to the accompanist who had kept such perfect time in so many situations was a watch made out of solid gold, inscribed "To Mackel, Thanks for a great 32 -- Hamp."
Alben auf denen "William Billy Mackel" mitwirkt:
Album erhältlich
Label Label-Nummer Recording  
XBilly Mackel  —  At LastBlack and Blue33.1171977LP
XJazz All Stars  —  Jazz All Stars Vol.1Philips9123 6051977LP
 Lionel Hampton  —  '77 VintageBlack & BlueBB 870.21977CD
 Lionel HamptonFontana850 511.1 y1957LP
 Lionel HamptonPhilipsP07.825 R1954LP
 Lionel Hampton  —  A Memorabile Session Lionel Hampton And His Paris All StarsVogueLD. 452-301953LP
 Lionel Hampton  —  Americans Swinging In ParisnEMI539649 21956CD
XLionel Hampton  —  And His Big BandBellaphonBL 15381959LP
XLionel Hampton  —  And His Jazz Giants 77black and blue331071977LP
 Lionel Hampton  —  At Newport '78TimelessCDSJP 1421978CD
 Lionel Hampton  —  At Newport 1967RCA Bluebird66157 21956 - 1967CD
 Lionel Hampton  —  Chicago Jazz ConcertCBSCBS 465625 21954CD
 Lionel Hampton  —  European Concert, 1953Iajrc311953LP
 Lionel Hampton  —  Flying HomeVogue6702121947/53CD
 Lionel Hampton  —  Golden VibesPhilipsB 07528 L LP


Tracks auf denen "William Billy Mackel" mitwirkt:
Track-Titel Album erhältlich
 Lionel Hampton  —  At Newport 1967RCA BluebirdCD
'Round Midnight Lionel Hampton  —  Hampton HitsWorld Record ClubLP
'round Midnight Lionel Hampton  —  Golden VibesPhilipsLP
'til You Return Lionel Hampton  —  With Trombone And Rhythm Silver VibesColumbiaLP
(When We 're Alone) Penthouse Serenade Lionel Hampton Sextet  —  Moonglow Lionel Hampton And His SextetDeccaLP
A Bubbling OverXBilly Mackel  —  At LastBlack and BlueLP
A Kiss Was Just A KissXLionel Hampton & His Orchestra  —  The Great Hamptologia Vol.1MGMLP
A Song Of The Vineyard Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra  —  Travelin' Band The Lionel Hampton Big OrchestraVerveLP
A Taste Of Honey Lionel Hampton  —  Hamp's Boogie Live At Berlin Jazz FestivalLRC LTD.CD
A Taste Of Honey Lionel Hampton & All Star  —  Inner Circle Feat. Illinois Jacquet, Milt BucknerTremaCD
Adam Blew His HatXLionel Hampton Quartet  —  Septet & OrchestraMCA RecordsLP
Again Liza Lionel Hampton & His Jazz Giants  —  Vol.2Black and BlueLP
Air Mail Special Part 1&2XLionel Hampton Quartet  —  Septet & OrchestraMCA RecordsLP
Airmail Special Lionel Hampton  —  Live At The MuzevalTimelessCD
Airmail Special Lionel Hampton  —  Hamp's Big BandRCACD