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 51-75 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-035007 10-in. 3/9/1939 Don't worry 'bout me Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035008 10-in. 3/9/1939 What goes up must come down (And baby, you've been flyin' too high) Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035009 10-in. 3/9/1939 Have a heart Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035010 10-in. 3/9/1939 I never knew heaven could speak Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035363 10-in. 3/28/1939 Three little fishies Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-035364 10-in. 3/28/1939 The chestnut tree Saxie Dowell ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035365 10-in. 3/28/1939 If it's good (Then I want it) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (take 1); with female vocal solo (takes 2 and 3) director  
Victor BS-035723 10-in. 4/8/1939 Sunrise serenade Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-035724 10-in. 4/8/1939 The V.M.I. spirit Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-035725 10-in. 4/8/1939 Washington and Lee swing Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-035768 10-in. 4/19/1939 Blue evening Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035769 10-in. 4/19/1939 Boom Maxine Gray ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035770 10-in. 4/19/1939 S'posin' Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-036857 10-in. 5/4/1939 The girl behind the Venetian blind Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-036858 10-in. 5/4/1939 How warm it is the weather (How cold it is your heart) Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-036859 10-in. 5/4/1939 Yours for a song Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-037126 10-in. 5/18/1939 La comparsa de Canajuari Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-037127 10-in. 5/18/1939 Quimbamba Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-037128 10-in. 5/18/1939 Lover Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-037129 10-in. 5/18/1939 La copa del olvido Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-037130 10-in. 5/19/1939 Time on my hands Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-037131 10-in. 5/19/1939 Love for sale Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-037132 10-in. 5/19/1939 Let there be love Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-037133 10-in. 5/19/1939 Begone! Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-037160 10-in. 5/31/1939 Paradise Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
(Results 51-75 of 252 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kemp, Hal," accessed December 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

Kemp, Hal. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

"Kemp, Hal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 December 2022.

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

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