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 251-252 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C8254 10-in. 10/31/1931 Was it you? Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C8255 10-in. 10/31/1931 An ev’ning in Caroline Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 251-252 of 252 records)


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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379

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