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Hal McIntyre

Hal McIntyre (born Harold William McIntyre; November 29, 1914, Cromwell, Connecticut – May 5, 1959 Los Angeles, California) was an American saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader.

McIntyre played extensively as a teenager and led his own octet in 1935. Shortly thereafter, he was offered a temporary slot as an alto saxophonist behind Benny Goodman; this lasted only ten days, but Glenn Miller heard of his ability and drafted him as a founding member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, where he played from 1937 to 1941.

Miller encouraged McIntyre to start his own group again, and the McIntyre Orchestra first played in New Rochelle, New York in 1941; the ensemble included vocalists Gloria Van, Ruth Gaylor, and Al Nobel, bassist Eddie Safranski, and saxophonist Allen Eager. They played many major ballrooms throughout the United States, and played overseas for troops during World War II. He toured extensively with songstress Sunny Gale until the summer of '51. He maintained the orchestra into the 1950s, backing The Mills Brothers for their 1952 smash hit "Glow Worm".

He co-wrote the song "Daisy Mae" with Billy May which was recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.

McIntyre was critically injured in an apartment fire in 1959, and died at a hospital a few days later. His, son, Hal Jr. (dec'd), was a talented saxophone and clarinet player who attended Berklee College of Music in the 1960s. In the 1970s, Hal Jr ran a big band in the Boston area, playing many of the original McIntyre Orchestra arrangements. He is survived by his daughter Patricia.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 29th, 1914 (Cromwell), Died May 5th, 1959 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: saxophone, director, clarinet, alto saxophone, arranger, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 216 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-033607 10-in. 2/6/1939 (Gotta get some) Shut-eye Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-033608 10-in. 2/6/1939 How I'd like to be with you in Bermuda Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-033609 10-in. 2/6/1939 Cuckoo in the clock Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-033610 10-in. 2/6/1939 Romance runs in the family Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035399 10-in. 4/4/1939 The chestnut tree ('Neath the spreading chestnut tree) Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035700 10-in. 4/4/1939 And the angels sing Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035701 10-in. 4/4/1939 Moonlight serenade Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035702 10-in. 4/4/1939 The lady's in love with you Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035729 10-in. 4/10/1939 Wishing (Will make it so) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035730 10-in. 4/10/1939 Three little fishies (Itty bitty poo) Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035731 10-in. 4/10/1939 Sunrise serenade Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035732 10-in. 4/10/1939 Little brown jug Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035764 10-in. 4/18/1939 My last goodbye Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035765 10-in. 4/18/1939 But it didn't mean a thing Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035766 10-in. 4/18/1939 Pavanne Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035767 10-in. 4/18/1939 Runnin' wild Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036877 10-in. 5/9/1939 To you Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036878 10-in. 5/9/1939 Stairway to the stars Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037152 10-in. 5/25/1939 Blue evening Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037153 10-in. 5/25/1939 The lamp is low Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037154 10-in. 5/25/1939 Rendezvous time in Paree Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037155 10-in. 5/25/1939 We can live on love (We haven't got a pot to cook in) Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037156 10-in. 5/25/1939 Cinderella (Stay in my arms) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037157 10-in. 5/25/1939 Moon love Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037179 10-in. 6/2/1939 Guess I'll go back home (This summer) Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 216 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McIntyre, Hal," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100047.

McIntyre, Hal. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100047.

"McIntyre, Hal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

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