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 201-225 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E32771 10-in. 5/14/1930 Give yourself a pat on the back Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble leader  
Brunswick E32772 10-in. 5/14/1930 Washin’ the blues from my soul Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E32797 10-in. 5/15/1930 If I had a girl like you Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E32798 10-in. 5/15/1930 I remember you from somewhere Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E34904 10-in. 10/20/1930 Medley of Southern college songs, part 1 Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E34905 10-in. 10/20/1930 Medley of Southern college songs, part 2 Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E35058 10-in. 10/30/1930 She loves me just the same Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E35059 10-in. 10/30/1930 [Unknown title(s)] Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E35409 10-in. 11/18/1930 Fraternity blues Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal ensemble leader  
Brunswick E35410 10-in. 11/18/1930 Hurt Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E35411 10-in. 11/18/1930 Them there eyes Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E35862 10-in. 2/16/1931 Would you like to take a walk (Sump’n good’ll come from that) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E35870 10-in. 2/18/1931 Smile, darn ya, smile Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet leader  
Brunswick E35871 10-in. 2/18/1931 I’m the last one left on the corner (Of that old gang of mine) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet leader  
Brunswick E35872 10-in. 2/18/1931 I’ve got a sweet somebody to love me Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36072 10-in. 2/13/1931 By special permission of the copyright owners, I love you Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36073 10-in. 2/13/1931 Think a little kindly of me Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36074 10-in. 2/13/1931 I want you for myself Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36075 10-in. 2/14/1931 Little Joe Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36076 10-in. 2/14/1931 Would you like to take a walk (Sump’n good’ll come from that) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36503 10-in. 3/24/1931 I had to lose you (To learn you were meant for me) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36504 10-in. 3/25/1931 I’m mad about you Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36510 10-in. 3/25/1931 Whistles Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36511 10-in. 3/25/1931 There goes a horse Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36651 10-in. 4/23/1931 Mary Jane Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio leader  
(Results 201-225 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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