Jazz drummer who played with Carroll Dickerson's Orchestra and who also played with King Oliver, Jimmie Noone, and Johnny Dodds.
He served in the United States Army for two years.
He was greatly admired by peers and critics alike, including swing and big-band drummer Gene Krupa and jazz critic Hugues Panassié.
His younger brother was Minor "Ram" Hall who also became a professional drummer.
He performed with Louis Armstrong both on stage and in Armstrong's early 1930s movies.