I considered this upload ideal for December 21st. Hal Kemp (1904-1940) was a jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. Art Jarrett took on leadership of Kemp's orchestra in 1941, after Kemp's death in a car accident. At the University he formed the Carolina Club Orchestra. This group toured Europe in the summer of 1924 under the sponsorship of popular bandleader Paul Specht. Kemp returned to UNC in 1925 and formed a new edition of the Carolina Club Orchestra, In 1932, during the height of the Depression, Kemp decided to lead the band in a new direction. One of the main reasons for the band's success was arranger John Scott Trotter, who often used staccato triplets. Hal Kemp's compositions included "Blue Rhythm", "In Dutch with the Duchess", "Five Steps to Love" and others. This excellent record was made in 1932. Vocal by Sknnay Ennis. May this song be a good start for the Winter season as well as for a cosy and happy Christmas period!