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Al Hirt

Alois Maxwell "Al" Hirt (November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999) was an American trumpeter and bandleader. He is best remembered for his million-selling recordings of "Java" and the accompanying album Honey in the Horn (1963), and for the theme music to The Green Hornet. His nicknames included "Jumbo" and "The Round Mound of Sound". Colin Escott, an author of musician biographies, wrote that RCA Victor Records, for which Hirt had recorded most of his best-selling recordings and for which he had spent much of his professional recording career, had dubbed him with another moniker: "The King." Hirt was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in November 2009.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 7th, 1922 (New Orleans), Died April 27th, 1999 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955 - 1961

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 12560 10/1/1956 Farewell blues Pete Fountain's Dixieland All Stars instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12561 10/1/1956 March of the Bob Cats Pete Fountain's Dixieland All Stars instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12562 10/1/1956 At the jazz band ball Pete Fountain's Dixieland All Stars instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12563 10/1/1956 Jazz me blues Pete Fountain's Dixieland All Stars instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12580 12/29/1955 After you've gone Al Hirt and his New Orleans Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12581 12/29/1955 Over the waves Al Hirt and his New Orleans Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12582 12/29/1955 While we danced at the Mardi Gras Al Hirt and his New Orleans Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12583 12/29/1955 Breeze Al Hirt and his New Orleans Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12584 12/29/1955 Toot, toot, tootsie goodbye Al Hirt and his New Orleans Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12585 12/29/1955 It's a sin to tell a lie Al Hirt and his New Orleans Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12586 12/29/1955 Loveless love Al Hirt and his New Orleans Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12587 12/29/1955 Floatin' down to cotton town Al Hirt and his New Orleans Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12649 10/12/1961 March of the Bobcats Al Hirt instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 12650 10/12/1961 Jazz me blues Al Hirt instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hirt, Al," accessed August 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/321431.

Hirt, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/321431.

"Hirt, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/321431

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