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 126-150 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-055142 10-in. 10/30/1940 The lady with red hair Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055143 10-in. 10/30/1940 The moon fell in the river Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055144 10-in. 10/30/1940 Walkin' by the river Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone, clarinet, leader  
Victor PBS-055145 10-in. 10/30/1940 So you're the one Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055217 10-in. 12/11/1940 It all comes back to me now Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055218 10-in. 12/11/1940 I can't remember to forget Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055219 10-in. 12/11/1940 You're the one (For me) Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor PBS-055220 10-in. 12/11/1940 Talkin' to my heart Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-0927 10-in. 5/28/1947 (How I'll miss you) when the summer is gone Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142052 10-in. 4/20/1926 Peg leg stomp Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142053 10-in. 4/20/1926 Blue rhythm Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 147940 10-in. 2/7/1929 Dream train Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 147941 10-in. 2/7/1929 I'm marching home to you Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 147942 10-in. 2/7/1929 Guess who? Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 148044 10-in. 3/8/1929 Dream mother Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 148045 10-in. 3/8/1929 Oh! Baby, what a night Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 148046 10-in. 3/8/1929 Takes you Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152619 10-in. 7/10/1934 For all we know Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152620 10-in. 7/10/1934 Love in bloom Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152621 10-in. 7/10/1934 Straight from the shoulder (Right from the heart) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152622 10-in. 7/10/1934 When you were a smile on your mother's lips (and a twinkle in your daddy's eye) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401617 10-in. 2/15/1929 The eyes of Texas Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist  
OKeh W401618 10-in. 2/15/1929 Shine on, harvest moon Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader, vocalist  
OKeh W401619 10-in. 2/15/1929 Carolina moon Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, leader  
OKeh W401777 10-in. 4/3/1929 Underneath the Russian moon Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
(Results 126-150 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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