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 76-100 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-037161 10-in. 5/31/1939 Let's do it (Let's fall in love) Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-037170 10-in. 5/31/1939 I'm sorry for myself Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio and mixed vocal ensemble director, vocalist  
Victor BS-037171 10-in. 5/31/1939 When winter comes Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-038049 10-in. 8/24/1939 Crying in my dreams (For you) Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-038050 10-in. 8/24/1939 Melancholy lullaby Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-038051 10-in. 8/24/1939 I must have one more kiss kiss kiss (Before we say goodnight) Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-038052 10-in. 8/24/1939 Love grows on the white oak tree Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-038053 10-in. 8/23/1939 Hail to the Redskins Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-038127 10-in. 7/24/1939 In an 18th century drawing room Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-038128 10-in. 7/24/1939 Siberian sleigh ride Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-038129 10-in. 7/24/1939 What's new? Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-038130 10-in. 7/24/1939 What goes on behind your eyes? Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042710 10-in. 9/20/1939 Lilacs in the rain Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042711 10-in. 9/20/1939 I didn't know what time it was Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042712 10-in. 9/20/1939 (Why couldn't it last) Last night Terry Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042726 10-in. 9/25/1939 Many dreams ago Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042727 10-in. 9/25/1939 Love never went to college Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-042728 10-in. 9/25/1939 The girl with the pigtails in her hair Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-042980 10-in. 10/18/1939 I thought about you Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042981 10-in. 10/18/1939 Out of space Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042982 10-in. 10/18/1939 The answer is love Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio and mixed vocal chorus director, vocalist  
Victor BS-042983 10-in. 10/18/1939 Happy birthday to love Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-043364 10-in. 11/7/1939 It's my turn now Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-043365 10-in. 11/7/1939 The little red fox (N'ya, n'ya ya can't catch me) Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-046016 10-in. 12/19/1939 Ooh! What you said Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
(Results 76-100 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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