He's the King and His Band

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He's the King and His Band
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Studio album by Al Hirt
Released 1961
Genre Jazz
Label RCA Victor
Producer Steve Sholes
Al Hirt chronology
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He's the King and His Band
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

He's the King and His Band is the first album by Al Hirt to be released by RCA Victor.[2] The album was recorded at RCA Victor's Studio A in New York City.[3]

The album reached No. 61 on the Billboard Top LPs chart in 1961.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Love Paris" (Cole Porter)
  2. "One O'Clock Jump" (Count Basie)
  3. "The Jitterbug Waltz" (Fats Waller)
  4. "Jazz Me Blues" (Tom Delaney)
  5. "The King's Blues" (Gerard Purcell)
  6. "Cornet Chow Suey" (Louis Armstrong)
  7. "The Old Folks At Home" (Stephen Foster)
  8. "Lover Come Back To Me" (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
  9. "Christopher Columbus" (Leon Berry, Andy Razaf)
  10. "Laura" (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
  11. "Down by the Riverside" (Traditional)
  12. "Three Little Words" (Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
Billboard Top LPs 61