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Al Hirt


Who is Al Hirt?

Al Hirt 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, and for the theme song to The Green Hornet. His nicknames included "Jumbo" and "The Round Mound of Sound". Hirt was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in November 2009.

  • also known as Al (He's The King) Hirt; Alois Maxwell Hirt; Hirt, Al
  • born on (93 years ago) in New Orleans
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
  • profession: Trumpeter, bandleader
  • member of musical groups:
  • died on (16 years ago) in New Orleans
  • buried in Metairie Cemetery
  • genres: Jazz, Dixieland
  • albums: "Master Of Jazz", "All Time Greatest Hits", "Bourbon Street Parade", "Cotton Candy / Sugar Lips", "Cotton Candy", "Greatest Hits", "Honey in the Horn / Our Man in New Orleans", "Honey in the Horn / That Honey Horn Sound", "Honey in the Horn", "Jazzin' at the Pops", "Memories", "Pete Fountain Presents the Best of Dixieland: Al Hirt", "Music to Watch Girls By", "Have a Merry Little", "The Best of Al Hirt", "The Happy Trumpet", "Al Hirt Collection", "Soul in the Horn", "Most Requested Songs", "Latin in the Horn", "Al Hirt Plays Bert Kaempfert", "The Best of Dixieland Jazz", "Swingin' Dixie! (At Dan's Pier 600 New Orleans), Volume 2", "Our Man in New Orleans", "Al Hirt Live on Bourbon Street", "Al Hirt Live at the Al Hirt Club", "The Horn Meets the Hornet", "Swingin' Dixie! (At Dan's Pier 600" New Orleans)", "For the Good Times", "Super Jazz I", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Al (He's the King) Hirt and His Band", "Cocktail Hour", "In A Blue Mood", "That's a Plenty", "At The Mardi Gras", "Live at Carnegie Hall", "Sugar Lips", "Beauty and the Beard", "They're Playing Our Song", "Horn-A-Plenty", "Blockbustin' Dixie", "Floatin' Down to Cotton Town"
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  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "Honey in the Horn"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Performance by an Orchestra or Instrumentalist with Orchestra - "Java"
      • Grammy Award for Best Performance by an Orchestra or Instrumentalist with Orchestra - "Java"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "Cotton Candy"

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

One of the tracks, 'Java', later became a hit single for trumpeter Al Hirt ...

Google previewThe Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [2 volumes] (2014)

Everything Fab Four by Kenneth Womack

In later years, Kämpfert's music was covered by such luminaries as jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain, jazz trumpeter Al Hirt, and singer Johnny Mathis. On June 21, 1980, Kämpfert died of complications from a stroke at age 56. See also: Hamburg, West Germany; Sheridan, Tony.

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2009)

Fularious Street Slang Defined by, Aaron Peckham

Al Hirt has industrial-strength chops. 3. Technical ability on the guitar. John Petrucci has much better chops than Paul Gilbert, dumbass.

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, Irvin S Cobb, Edna Ferber, George S Kaufman, Ring Lardner, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, Robert E Sherwood, Alexander Woolcott, and others who met informally around the bar of the Algonquin Hotel or in the offices of The New Yorker Al Hirt ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. (2004)

by John Kenneth Muir

Theme Played by: Al Hirt. Music Conducted by: Lionel Newman. Production Supervisor: Jack Sonntag. Unit Production Manager: Mark Evans. As- “The Hulk, created by Stan Lee, was a neu - rotic 310 ...

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When Buddy played, he played all out, all the time. It was a wonder he didn't keel over and die before he did. (Al Hirt)
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