Hal Kemp

James Hal Kemp (March 27, 1904 – December 21, 1940) was a jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. He was born in Marion, Alabama, and died in Madera, California, following an auto accident. His major recordings were "Got A Date With An Angel", "Heart Of Stone", "Lamplight", "The Music Goes 'Round And Around", "You're The Top", "Bolero", "Gloomy Sunday", "Lullaby Of Broadway", and many others.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 27th, 1904 (Marion), Died December 21st, 1940 (Madera)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1940

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 233 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-09573 10-in. 7/7/1937 It's the natural thing to do Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09574 10-in. 7/7/1937 The moon got in my eyes Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09575 10-in. 7/7/1937 The loveliness of you Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09594 10-in. 7/14/1937 Danger! Love at work Maxine Grey ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09595 10-in. 7/14/1937 Am I in love? Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09596 10-in. 7/14/1937 Remember me? Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone, director  
Victor PBS-09607 10-in. 7/22/1937 Got a date with an angel Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09608 10-in. 7/22/1937 Lamplight Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09672 10-in. 8/31/1937 I'd like to see Samoa of Samoa Maxine Gray ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-09673 10-in. 8/31/1937 I still love to kiss you goodnight Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-09674 10-in. 8/31/1937 The vamp Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-09692 10-in. 9/8/1937 Foggy day in London Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09693 10-in. 9/8/1937 Things are looking up now Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09832 10-in. 11/17/1937 Take a tip from the tulip Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-09833 10-in. 11/17/1937 Speak your heart Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Rosalind Marquis Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-09834 10-in. 11/17/1937 In Dutch with the Duchess Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-09835 10-in. 11/17/1937 Roustabout Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-09842 10-in. 11/24/1937 Goodnight, angel Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor PBS-09843 10-in. 11/24/1937 Swingin' in the corn Saxie Dowell ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-010371 10-in. 6/1/1937 Stop! You're breaking my heart Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-010372 10-in. 6/1/1937 Whispers in the dark Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-010373 10-in. 6/1/1937 Powerhouse Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-023207 10-in. 5/11/1938 Where in the world Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023208 10-in. 5/11/1938 In any language Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023213 10-in. 5/12/1938 I've got a pocketful of dreams Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Judy Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 1-25 of 233 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kemp, Hal," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

Kemp, Hal. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

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