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Michael Hampton

g, *1956 US, Cleveland
Musician of R&B/Soul

Michael Hampton (born November 15, 1956) is a funk/rock guitarist. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.Hampton was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and started his professional career when he was recruited as a seventeen-year-old guitar prodigy by the band Funkadelic, which found itself in need of a lead guitarist after original guitarist Eddie Hazel left the band. Hampton impressed Funkadelic's George Clinton by performing a note-for-note rendition of Hazel's ten-minute solo "Maggot Brain". He made his debut with the band's album Let's Take It to the Stage in 1975, which is dominated by his guitar. Hampton's playing included fuzzy, Hendrix-inspired licks and wailing harmonics.Due to his young age, Hampton was nickn

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Rock
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (arr. V. Borisovsky): Act I: Introduction on Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, Vadim Borisovsky & Matthew Jones
Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 49: I. Moderato on Hidden Treasure: Viola Masterpieces by Rivka Golani & Michael Hampton
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (arr. V. Borisovsky): Act I Scene 2: Dance of the Knight on Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, Vadim Borisovsky & Matthew Jones
Viola Sonata: II. Ground on A Portrait by Antony Hopkins & Various Artists
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (arr. V. Borisovsky): Act I Scene 2: Juliet as a Young Girl on Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, Vadim Borisovsky & Matthew Jones
Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 49: IV. Allegro assai on Hidden Treasure: Viola Masterpieces by Rivka Golani & Michael Hampton
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (arr. V. Borisovsky): Act I Scene 1: The Street awakens on Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, Vadim Borisovsky & Matthew Jones
Sarasateana (after P. Sarasate's Spanish Dances, Op. 23) (version for viola and piano): I. Tango: Allegro moderato on Hidden Treasure: Viola Masterpieces by Rivka Golani & Michael Hampton
Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 49: II. Andante on Hidden Treasure: Viola Masterpieces by Rivka Golani & Michael Hampton
Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 49: III. Moderato con moto on Hidden Treasure: Viola Masterpieces by Rivka Golani & Michael Hampton

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Live In San FranciscoMichael Hampton2003Album
Heavy Metal Funkason - The Domestic DripMichael Hampton2002Album
Heavy Metal FunkasonMichael Hampton1998Album
P-Funk Guitar Riffs For DJ'sMichael Hampton1995Album
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