1970 Al Hirt – Al’s Place

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.” Al Hirt was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in November 2009.


1Keep The Ball Rollin (Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer)2:27
2Al’s Place (Robert Allen)2:18
3Pick Yourself Up (From The Film “Swing Time”) (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern)2:44
4Manhattan Safari (Jimmy Wisner)2:15
5Perky (Eric Siday, Wade Denning)2:09
6Mister Sandman (Pat Ballard)1:48
7Im On My Way (Traditional)2:15
8Roman Nocturn (Al Hirt, Pinky Vidacovich)2:36
9Blueberry Hill (Al Lewis, Larry Stock, Vincent Rose)2:14
10Theme From “The Eleventh Hour” (Harry Sukman)2:26



TrumpetAl Hirt

Liner Notes

Arranged By – Jimmy Wisner (Tracks 1, 4), Marty Paich (Track 10)
Conductor – Jimmy Wisner (Tracks 1, 4), Marty Paich (Track 10)