There was honey in Al Hirt's horn - he created some of the most deliciously listenable Dixieland Jazz of all time. An always-popular live performer, Hirt was also huge with the record buying public in the '60s. The two albums collected together here were originally released in 1963 and 1965 and feature the cheerful and lively music for which Hirt became a legend.
2 LPs on 1 CD: HONEY IN THE HORN (1963)/THAT HONEY HORN SOUND (1965).
Also available as part of the Collectables box THE LEGEND AT HIS BEST!
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
HONEY IN THE HORN:
Personnel: Al Hirt (trumpet); Henri Rene (conductor); Boots Randolph (saxophone); Floyd Cramer (piano); Grady Martin, Ray Edenton (guitar); Bob Moore (bass); Anita Kerr Singers (backround vocals).
Engineers: Bill Porter, Bob Simpson.
Recorded at RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee on February 25 & 26, 1962 and at RCA Victor's Studio A, New York, New York on February 8, 1961. Originally released on RCA Victor (2733).
THAT HONEY HORN SOUND:
Personnel includes: Al Hirt (trumpet).
Originally released on RCA (3337).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
In 1999, Collectables released Honey in the Horn/That Honey Horn Sound, which contained two complete albums -- Honey in the Horn (1963, originally released on RCA) and That Honey Horn Sound (1965, originally released on RCA) -- by Al Hirt on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier