Hal Kemp / Hal Kemp & His Orchestra

The Hot Sides: 1926-1931

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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.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:09 Spotify
2 03:39 Spotify
3 02:47 Spotify
4 02:52 Spotify
5 03:04 Spotify
6 02:47 Spotify
7 03:16 Spotify
8 02:52 Spotify
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03:05 Spotify
10 03:15 Spotify
11 03:04 Spotify
12 03:02 Spotify
13 03:10 Spotify
14 02:52 Spotify
15 03:07 Spotify
16 03:04 Spotify
17
03:00 Spotify
18
03:22 Spotify
19
03:21 Spotify
20 03:11 Spotify
21
02:33 Spotify
22 02:57 Spotify
23
02:51 Spotify
24
02:57 Spotify
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