Al Hirt

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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 song 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Swingin' Dixie! (At Dan's Pier 600" New Orleans) Al Hirt 1
1959 Swingin' Dixie! (At Dan's Pier 600 New Orleans), Volume 2 Al Hirt 1
1961 Blockbustin' Dixie Al Hirt,Pete Fountain 1
1962 Horn-A-Plenty Al Hirt With Orchestra Arranged and Conducted By Billy May 1
1963 Honey in the Horn Al Hirt 1
1963 Our Man in New Orleans Al Hirt 1
1964 Cotton Candy Al Hirt 1
1964 Cotton Candy / Sugar Lips Al Hirt 2
1966 The Happy Trumpet Al Hirt 1
1966 The Horn Meets the Hornet Al Hirt 1
1966 They're Playing Our Song Al Hirt 1
1967 Music to Watch Girls By Al Hirt 2
1967 Soul in the Horn Al Hirt 1
1968 Al Hirt Plays Bert Kaempfert Al Hirt 1
1969 Help Me Make It Through The Night Al Hirt & Ace Cannon 1
1970 Floatin' Down to Cotton Town Al Hirt 1
1972 Have a Merry Little Al Hirt 2
1988 Super Jazz I Al HirtPete Fountain 1
1999 Beauty and the Beard Ann-Margret & Al Hirt 1
1999 Honey in the Horn / Our Man in New Orleans Al Hirt 1
1999 Honey in the Horn / That Honey Horn Sound Al Hirt 1
2000 Have a Merry Little Christmas Al Hirt 1
2000 Memories Al Hirt 1
2001 The Best of Dixieland Al Hirt 1
2002 Latin in the Horn Al Hirt 1
2009 Bourbon Street Parade Al Hirt 1
For the Good Times Al Hirt & Ace Cannon 1
In a Blue Mood Al Hirt 1
That's a Plenty Al Hirt 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 The Best of Al Hirt Al Hirt 1
1968 The Best of Dixieland Jazz Al Hirt 1
1989 All Time Greatest Hits Al Hirt 1
1993 Cotton Candy Al Hirt 1
1997 Master Of Jazz Al Hirt 1
1997 Al Hirt Collection Al Hirt feat. Ann-Margret 1
2000 Cocktail Hour Al Hirt 1
2001 Greatest Hits Al Hirt 1
2005 Most Requested Songs Al Hirt 1
Greatest Hits Al Hirt 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 At The Mardi Gras Al Hirt 1
1965 Live at Carnegie Hall Al Hirt 1
1967 Al Hirt Live at the Al Hirt Club Al Hirt 1
1996 Al Hirt Live on Bourbon Street Al Hirt 1
Jazzin' at the Pops Al Hirt 1

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