Talk:Al Hirt

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hello, just wanted to know why my update of family names was deleted yesterday from this page. how do these need to be verified so that they stay? (these are my family members) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by BrooklynOne (talkcontribs) 17:25, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Who are you? This is Justin, his great grandson. (Hiphopchamp)

This article is lacking sources already. The policy is here, Wikipedia:Verifiability. So anyone may delete your edits since you provide no cited sources. Also there's the question of how much of the family tree should be in an encyclopedia article. -- OnPatrol 02:04, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

"Hirt died in New Orleans of liver failure after spending the previous year in a wheelchair due to edema in his leg. Despite this handicap, Hirt continued to play in local clubs, often being wheeled to the stage. His remains were buried in Metairie Cemetery." He played despite the handicap of... having died of liver failure? - (anon)

In regard to when Al returned to LA. I and my father are from New Orleans, and in 1954 my father was taking lessons from Al. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:04, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Carnival incident[edit]

I removed the just added claim that Hirt was on a float "as Mardi Gras King". He certainly did not reign as Rex; if he was monarch of a krewe, specify which one. -- Infrogmation 16:34, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Anecdote about Al Hirt

I am Andrea (Frey) Bass, daughter of Sidney Frey, founder of Audio Fidelity Records. My dad produced the first commercially available stereo record in 1957. Here is an anecdote my dad told me around 1965. He said that he discovered Al Hirt, playing in New Orleans, in 1958. They made some VERY successful records. Then some individuals made my dad an "offer he couldn't refuse", and Al Hirt was signed to RCA.

If you get the chance to listen to any of the A/F recordings, they ARE amazing:

Some examples Al Hirt Swingin Dixie Trumpet LP Audio Fidelity #AFSD59 Beale Street Blues recorded by Al Hirt on Audio Fidelity Records Al Hirt Swingin'Dixie AFLP 1927 - TG0388 - AFSD5927 Swingin' Dixie! at Dan's Pier 600 in New Orleans / Audio Fidelity AFSD 5877

family history[edit]

I would suggest removing the family history again. As is, it reads more like an obituary than an encyclopedia article. 19:21, 13 June 2007 (UTC)Matt

I came here because I read that 3 of his children pre-deceased him and I cannot find any information about how this happened. I knew the whole family in the 70's. I heard him speak of the mouth injury and it was healing. He had a very beautiful family. His work on Viva Max was fabulous. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:03, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I am Justin, his daughter Rebecca's grandson. It was infact two children who pre-deceased him, and they were: Gretchen (congestive heart failure), and Jeff (accidental overdose). After he died, two more of his daughers died. Rachel (lung and brain cancer), and Jenny (pancreatitis). What is your name? Hiphopchamp 14:52, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't understand the objection to family history. Isn't Wikipedia supposed to be an encyclopedic repository of information? How can you do a bio of a person without including their immediate family members? There are those of us who are interested in such things. I, for one, appreciate his family taking an interest and being willing to share information with his fans, of whom there are still many. And I would particularly like to thank Justin. I understand how frustrating it must be to make the effort to share, only to be told "No, thanks".

And anyone who objects to information shared by family members on the basis that it's not a published citation, needs to go read the Common Sense section of the Verifiability rules. Being published doesn't make it true, and any sane biographical researcher is going to consider the family to be the ultimate source of truth for any verification of their own family history. (talk) 23:17, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia editors are not researchers in this sense. In fact, "original research" is strictly forbidden at Wikipedia. Wikipedia articles are merely compilations of pre-existing published material. This is necessary because Wikipedia bills itself as "the free encyclopedia anyone can edit". Real research must be left to professionals, and professionals require payment. If you're really part of Hirt's extended family (there's no way to verify that here) and have first-hand information about Hirt you're anxious to publicize, then you can try to track down a Hirt biographer or write your own Hirt biography and try to interest a publisher. At Wikipedia all editors are equal and effectively anonymous and all editors must provide citations from reputable published sources. Complaining won't change that. TheScotch (talk) 07:16, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

He's dead?[edit]

Why hasn't this been noted in the citing? 01:16, 13 November 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

It says "Al Hirt (November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999) was an American trumpeter..." how much more do you need? This is conventional notation, and pretty much universal. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:42, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Television show appearance?[edit]

I was wondering if anyone could identify where this ( appearence is from? Some of the commenters mentioned Al had his own show. I am skeptical of this idea as I cannot find any other information on the Internet to support it. Anyone know anything? (talk) 07:43, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Viva Max! not included[edit]

The article fails to mention that Al Hirt is featured on the "Viva Max!" soundtrack, released in 1970. See: (talk) 03:41, 5 June 2015 (UTC)