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 151-175 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W401778 10-in. 4/3/1929 Coquette Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader  
OKeh W401779 10-in. 4/3/1929 Honey Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet leader  
OKeh W401825 10-in. 4/24/1929 I'll always be in love with you Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401826 10-in. 4/24/1929 Walking with Susie Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401827 10-in. 4/24/1929 That's you, baby! Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader, vocalist  
OKeh W401951 10-in. 5/20/1929 Waiting for that thing called happiness Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401977 10-in. 5/24/1929 I'm always chasing rainbows Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401978 10-in. 5/24/1929 Allah's holiday Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio director  
OKeh W403020 10-in. 10/2/1929 Somebody mighty like you Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director, vocalist  
OKeh W403021 10-in. 10/2/1929 Miss Wonderful Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
OKeh W403095 10-in. 10/23/1929 Memories Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet director  
OKeh W403096 10-in. 10/23/1929 I'm always chasing rainbows Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet director  
OKeh W403208 10-in. 10/30/1929 He's so unusual Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
OKeh W403209 10-in. 10/30/1929 One minute of heaven Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
OKeh W403210 10-in. 10/30/1929 I've got to have you (Nobody but you) Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
OKeh W403211 10-in. 10/30/1929 Glory to Georgia Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band director  
OKeh W403236 10-in. 11/6/1929 Carolina (University of North Carolina) Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
OKeh W403237 10-in. 11/6/1929 How I'll miss you (When the summer is gone) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal ensemble director, arranger  
OKeh W403557 10-in. 12/27/1929 I'd like to be a gipsy Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403558 10-in. 12/27/1929 Hanging on the garden gate, sayin', "Good-night!" Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403601 10-in. 1/9/1930 Can't yo' heah me callin', Caroline Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet leader  
OKeh W403602 10-in. 1/9/1930 Do ya love me? Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W490024 10-in. 12/27/1929 Hangin' on the garden gate Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490025 10-in. 12/27/1929 Under a Texas moon Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E27381 10-in. 4/20/1928 Lovable Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
(Results 151-175 of 252 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kemp, Hal," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

Kemp, Hal. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

"Kemp, Hal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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

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