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Born: March 27, 1905 in Marion, AL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s

Hal Kemp was among the most popular bandleaders of the '30s, scoring a long string of dance band hits. He was also an extremely lucky, and extremely talented musician, in the right place at the right time across his career, until a night in December of 1940 when his luck ran out. Kemp was the leader of what was generally identified as a "sweet" (or pop) band, as opposed to a "hot" (or jazz) band -- he was a rival to Guy Lombardo and Sammy Kaye, among others, and for a time was one of the top dance...
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  • $13.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: May 01, 2011

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