The Hot Sides: 1926-1931

The Hot Sides: 1926-1931

by Hal Kemp & His Orchestra


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The Hot Sides: 1926-1931

Hal Kemp gained fame in the 1930s for leading one of the most popular sweet dance bands, often featuring vocals by Skinnay Ennis, with a major hit in "Got a Date With an Angel." During 1926-1931, Kemp's young band occasionally played jazz and most of its hottest recordings are on this CD. There are no famous soloists on the first 14 numbers, but the ensembles are spirited and the brief solos fit the period music well. Cornetist Jack Purvis has a few good spots on the later records and trumpeter Bunny Berigan is present on three tracks, taking his first recorded solo on "Washin' the Blues from My Soul" and being in memorable form on "Them There Eyes." Fans of late-'20s hot dance jazz will certainly enjoy this release.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2012
Label: Retrieval Records
UPC: 0608917902525
catalogNumber: 79025

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hal Kemp & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Hal Kemp   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Skinnay Ennis   Drums,Vocals
Jack Mayhew   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jim Mullen   Tuba,Bowed Bass
Keith Roberts   Trombone
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Bass,Tuba,Bowed Bass,String Bass
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Mickey Bloom   Trumpet
Reggie Merrill   Reeds
Jack Purvis   Trombone,Trumpet
John Scott Trotter   Piano
Saxie Dowell   Clarinet,Reeds,C-Melody Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Pinky Kintzle   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Bob Mayhew   Trumpet
Gus Mayhew   Trombone,Vocals
Harry Preble   Trumpet
Ben Williams   Clarinet,Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Ben Williams   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Arthur Fields   Vocals
Wendell Mayhew   Trombone,Vocals
Olly Humphries   Banjo,Guitar
Joe Gillespie   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Earl Geirger   Trumpet
Earl Geiger   Trumpet
Bromo Sulser   Violin
Wade Schlegal   Trumpet
Keith Roberts   Trombone
Harry Pond   Banjo
Dick Mackie   Trumpet
Jimmy James   Reeds

Technical Credits

Hal Kemp   Composer,Director
Sam Mitchell   Composer
West   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Chris Ellis   Liner Notes,Original Material
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Unknown Blues Band   Composer
Spencer   Composer
John Scott Trotter   Arranger
John R.T. Davies   Original Material
Owen Murphy   Composer
Fried   Composer
Harry Coster   Original Material
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Dale Wimbrow   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Roger Robles   Original Material
Michael Brooks   Original Material
Archie Gottler   Composer
Thornton Allen   Composer
M.W. Sheafe   Composer
C.A. Robbins   Composer
Jolien Plat   Sleeve Design
Kretzmer   Composer
Gottler   Composer
Meyers   Composer
CLEARY   Composer
Oppenheim   Composer

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