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 27, 1904 (Marion), Died December 21, 1940 (Madera)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1947

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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E36652 10-in. 4/23/1931 (There ought to be a) Moonlight saving time Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36653 10-in. 4/23/1931 Ho hum! Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36828 10-in. 5/26/1931 I’m keepin’ company Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36829 10-in. 5/26/1931 (Yoo-hoo I’ll call to you) Under your window tonight Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36835 10-in. 5/29/1931 (There ought to be a) Moonlight saving time Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E4592-E4594 10-in. 2/24/1927 Brown sugar Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E4595-E4597 10-in. 2/24/1927 A little girl—a little boy—a little moon Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio director  
Brunswick E22438-E22441 10-in. 4/15/1927 Mary dear (I miss you most of all) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E22442-E22444 10-in. 4/15/1927 Go, Joe, go Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E22975-E22977 10-in. 5/5/1927 Mary dear (I miss you most of all) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E22978-E22980 10-in. 5/5/1927 Go, Joe, go Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E26087-E26088 10-in. 1/19/1928 Mary Ann Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader, arranger, vocalist  
Brunswick E26261-E26263 10-in. 1/25/1928 If I can’t have you (I want to be Ionesome—I want to be blue) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet; without vocal (take E26263) leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E26264-E26266 10-in. 1/25/1928 Mary Ann Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E26266) leader, vocalist, arranger  
Brunswick E26541-E26543 10-in. 2/16/1928 Who’s blue now? Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E26543) leader, arranger, vocalist  
Brunswick E26552-E26554 10-in. 2/16/1928 Didn’t I tell you (That you’d come back) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E26554) leader, arranger  
Brunswick E26769-E26771 10-in. 3/2/1928 Collegiana Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Skinny Ennis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal effects; without vocal (take E26771) leader, instrumentalist, saxophone, arranger  
Brunswick E26850-E26852 10-in. 3/7/1928 She’s a great, great girl Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Hal Kemp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E26852) arranger, vocalist, director  
Brunswick E31469-E31470 10-in. 11/8/1929 A little kiss each morning (A little kiss at night) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31471-E31472 10-in. 11/8/1929 I love you, believe me, I love you Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31712-E31713 10-in. 1/2/1930 Romance Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31714-E31715 1/2/1930 Navy blues Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E35216-E35217 10-in. 11/6/1930 He’s my secret passion Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C8252 10-in. 10/30/1931 Sugar Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C8253 10-in. 10/30/1931 Prisoner of love Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 226-250 of 252 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kemp, Hal," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

Kemp, Hal. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

"Kemp, Hal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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