Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders

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US jazz and dance band, active from the late 1910's through the 1920's. The group was known simply as The Serenaders until Johnny Hamp became the band leader.
According to some sources, he became the leader by chance when the band was performing at the Hershey Ballroom in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The "Kentucky" in the name appears to be related to the band's use of "My Old Kentucky Home" as a theme song, rather than any connection to the U.S. state of Kentucky.

The group toured in the eastern United States and toured England in 1930. In 1931, the group was renamed Johnny Hamp And His Orchestra.

The group made most of its recordings in New York City on the Victor label. Their biggest hit was "Black Bottom" recorded in 1926, which led to a dance fad.
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Singles & EPs

19807 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Nobody But Fanny / When The Dear Old Summer Goes album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Nobody But Fanny / When The Dear Old Summer Goes(Shellac, 10") Victor 19807 US 1925 Sell This Version
19781 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - So That's The Kind Of A Girl You Are / Speech album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / International Novelty Orchestra Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / International Novelty Orchestra - So That's The Kind Of A Girl You Are / Speech(Shellac, 10") Victor 19781 US 1925 Sell This Version
19756 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - The Promenade Walk / Cecilia album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders The Promenade Walk / Cecilia(Shellac, 10") Victor 19756 US 1925 Sell This Version
19786 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Angry / Oh Say! Can I See You To-Night album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Angry / Oh Say! Can I See You To-Night(Shellac, 10") Victor 19786 US 1925 Sell This Version
20076 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - As Long As I Have You / Looking At The World Thru Rose Colored Glasses album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Waring's Pennsylvanians* Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Waring's Pennsylvanians* - As Long As I Have You / Looking At The World Thru Rose Colored Glasses Victor 20076 US 1926 Sell This Version
20101 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Lucky Day / Black Bottom album art George Olsen And His Music* / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders George Olsen And His Music* / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Lucky Day / Black Bottom Victor 20101 Canada 1926 Sell This Version
20241 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Pretty Cinderella / Gone Again Gal album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Pretty Cinderella / Gone Again Gal Victor 20241 US 1926 Sell This Version
20105 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - That's Why I Love You / Baby Face album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Jan Garber And His Orchestra Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Jan Garber And His Orchestra - That's Why I Love You / Baby Face Victor 20105 US 1926 Sell This Version
20207 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Turkish Towel / Monte Carlo Joys album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Gus C. Edwards And His Orchestra Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Gus C. Edwards And His Orchestra - Turkish Towel / Monte Carlo Joys(Shellac, 10") Victor 20207 US 1926 Sell This Version
20118 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - New Moon / I'll Never Miss You Again album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders New Moon / I'll Never Miss You Again(Shellac, 10") Victor 20118 US 1926 Sell This Version
20047 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Honeybunch album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Honeybunch(Shellac, 10") Victor 20047 US 1926 Sell This Version
20290 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - The Two Of Us / Beside A Garden Wall album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Art Landry And His Orchestra* Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Art Landry And His Orchestra* - The Two Of Us / Beside A Garden Wall(Shellac, 10") Victor 20290 US 1926 Sell This Version
20119 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - I Can't Get Over a Girl Like You (Loving a Boy Like Me) / Tenderly album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders I Can't Get Over a Girl Like You (Loving a Boy Like Me) / Tenderly(Shellac, 10") Victor 20119 US 1926 Sell This Version
20099 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Roses Remind Me Of You / Just A Little Dance album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / George Olsen And His Music* Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / George Olsen And His Music* - Roses Remind Me Of You / Just A Little Dance(Shellac, 10") Victor 20099 US 1926 Sell This Version
20644 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - The Whisper Song / One O'Clock Baby album art Art Landry And His Orchestra* / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Art Landry And His Orchestra* / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - The Whisper Song / One O'Clock Baby Victor 20644 Canada 1927 Sell This Version
20923 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Dawning / I Fell Head Over Heels In Love album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Dawning / I Fell Head Over Heels In Love Victor 20923 US 1927 Sell This Version
20819 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - What Do We Do On A Dew-Dew-Dewy Day / Is It Possible? album art Nat Shilkret And The Victor Orchestra / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Nat Shilkret And The Victor Orchestra / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - What Do We Do On A Dew-Dew-Dewy Day / Is It Possible? Victor 20819 US 1927 Sell This Version
20829 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - She's Got "It" / I'm Afraid You Sing That Song To Somebody Else album art Ted Weems And His Orchestra / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Ted Weems And His Orchestra / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - She's Got "It" / I'm Afraid You Sing That Song To Somebody Else Victor 20829 US 1927 Sell This Version
E.A. 104 George Olsen And His Music* / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders George Olsen And His Music* / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Bye, Bye, Blackbird / As Long As I Have You(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice E.A. 104 Australia 1927 Sell This Version
20900 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Someday You Will Say "O.K." / It All Belongs To Me album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Someday You Will Say "O.K." / It All Belongs To Me(Shellac, 10") Victor 20900 US 1927 Sell This Version
B 5173 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Black Bottom / Sugar Foot Stomp album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Fred Hamm And His Orchestra Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Fred Hamm And His Orchestra - Black Bottom / Sugar Foot Stomp(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 5173 UK 1927 Sell This Version
20759 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - There's A Trick In Pickin' A Chick-Chick-Chicken / Gorgeous album art Nat Shilkret And The Victor Orchestra / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Nat Shilkret And The Victor Orchestra / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - There's A Trick In Pickin' A Chick-Chick-Chicken / Gorgeous(Shellac, 10") Victor 20759 US 1927 Sell This Version
20823 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - One Sweet Letter From You / I Haven't Told Her She Hasn't Told Me album art Charles Dornberger And His Orchestra* / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Charles Dornberger And His Orchestra* / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - One Sweet Letter From You / I Haven't Told Her She Hasn't Told Me(Shellac, 10") Victor 20823 US 1927 Sell This Version
21615 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Two Lips / Halfway To Heaven album art Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Two Lips / Halfway To Heaven Victor 21615 US 1928 Sell This Version
21084 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Among My Souvenirs / What'll You Do album art Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra / Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Among My Souvenirs / What'll You Do Victor 21084 US 1928 Sell This Version