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 101-125 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-046017 10-in. 12/19/1939 'Way back in 1939 A.D. Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046018 10-in. 12/19/1939 Would'ja mind? Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Claire Martin Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046019 10-in. 12/19/1939 Confucius say Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-046077 10-in. 1/5/1940 Thank your stars Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046078 10-in. 1/5/1940 I've got no strings Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046079 10-in. 1/5/1940 Give a little whistle Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046080 10-in. 1/5/1940 Playmates Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-049051 10-in. 3/26/1940 Believing Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-049052 10-in. 3/26/1940 Where do I go from you Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-049053 10-in. 3/26/1940 They ought to write a book about you Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-049054 10-in. 3/26/1940 I can't love you any more (Any more than I do) Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-049125 10-in. 4/18/1940 I love to watch the moonlight Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-049126 10-in. 4/18/1940 Louisiana Purchase Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-049127 10-in. 4/18/1940 You can't brush me off Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-049128 10-in. 4/18/1940 I hear bluebirds Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-049176 10-in. 5/11/1940 Can't get Indiana off my mind Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-049177 10-in. 5/11/1940 I can't resist you Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-049178 10-in. 5/11/1940 The girl who took a second look Bob Allen ; Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-049179 10-in. 5/11/1940 The breeze and I Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-049180 10-in. 5/11/1940 Meet the sun half-way Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-049181 10-in. 5/11/1940 Workout Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Victor BS-053033 10-in. 5/31/1940 You and who else Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-053034 10-in. 5/31/1940 It wouldn't be love Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-053035 10-in. 5/31/1940 I just couldn't take it, baby Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-053036 10-in. 5/31/1940 The bride comes home Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 101-125 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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