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 26-50 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023214 10-in. 5/12/1938 Don't let that moon get away Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023268 10-in. 5/24/1938 You and me Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Judy Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023269 10-in. 5/24/1938 So lovely Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023500 10-in. 5/26/1938 Rhyme a rhyme-a-ling Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Swing-a-Roosters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble director, vocalist, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-023501 10-in. 5/26/1938 So you left me for the leader of a swing band Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Swing-a-Roosters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble director, vocalist  
Victor BS-023704 10-in. 6/20/1938 Small fry Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Judy Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-023705 10-in. 6/20/1938 Naturally Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Harry Wiliford Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-023706 10-in. 6/20/1938 What do you know about love? Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-023707 10-in. 6/20/1938 Meet the beat of my heart Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-023778 10-in. 7/7/1938 The night is filled with music Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-023779 10-in. 7/7/1938 I used to be color blind Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026617 10-in. 8/18/1938 Monday morning Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Judy Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026618 10-in. 8/18/1938 Bambina Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026647 10-in. 8/25/1938 My heart is unemployed Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-026648 10-in. 8/25/1938 F.D.R. Jones Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Swing-a-Roosters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, vocalist, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-026683 10-in. 9/1/1938 If I loved you more Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-026684 10-in. 9/1/1938 Like a monkey likes coconuts Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Judy Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-031839 10-in. 1/26/1939 It's all so new to me Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-031840 10-in. 1/26/1939 Blue Italian waters Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-031841 10-in. 1/26/1939 A heart of stone Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-031842 10-in. 1/26/1939 You've got me crying again Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033752 10-in. 2/21/1939 My hands are tied Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033753 10-in. 2/21/1939 Delightful delirium Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Hal Kemp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033754 10-in. 2/21/1939 Blue moonlight Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-033755 10-in. 2/21/1939 Hoi-polloi Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
(Results 26-50 of 252 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kemp, Hal," accessed December 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

Kemp, Hal. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

"Kemp, Hal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 December 2022.

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

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