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Al Bowlly

Albert Allick Bowlly (7 January 1898 – 17 April 1941) was a Mozambican-born South African/British vocalist and jazz guitarist who was popular during the 1930s in England. He recorded more than 1,000 songs.

His most popular songs include "Midnight, the Stars and You", "Goodnight, Sweetheart", "Close Your Eyes (Bernice Petkere song)", "The Very Thought of You", "Guilty", "Love Is the Sweetest Thing" and the only English version of "Dark Eyes" by Adalgiso Ferraris as "Black Eyes" with words of Albert Mellor.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 7th, 1898 (Maputo), Died 1941 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-87358 10-in. 1/12/1935 Blue moon Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-87359 10-in. 1/12/1935 In a blue and pensive mood Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-87360 10-in. 1/12/1935 A little white gardenia Al Bowlly Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-87361 10-in. 1/12/1935 You and the night and the music Al Bowlly Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-87496 10-in. 2/9/1935 Soon Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-87497 10-in. 2/9/1935 Clouds Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-87498 10-in. 2/9/1935 Down by the river Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-88963 10-in. 5/10/1935 Paris in spring Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-88964 10-in. 5/10/1935 Bon jour mam'selle Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-89301 10-in. 3/9/1935 Flowers for Madame Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-89327 10-in. 3/15/1935 My melancholy baby Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-89328 10-in. 3/15/1935 Ev'rything's been done before Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-89329 10-in. 3/15/1935 You opened my eyes Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-89330 10-in. 3/15/1935 Basin Street blues Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-92229 10-in. 6/8/1935 Top hat Al Bowlly ; The Freshmen ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-92231 10-in. 6/10/1935 Piccolino Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-92232 10-in. 6/10/1935 St. Louis blues Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-92747 10-in. 7/20/1935 Why dream? Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-92749 10-in. 7/20/1935 Why stars come out at night Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-92750 10-in. 7/20/1935 I wished on the moon Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-95042 10-in. 9/18/1935 Roll along prairie moon Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-95043 10-in. 9/18/1935 Red sails in the sunset Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-98064 10-in. 11/14/1935 I'm the fellow who loves you Al Bowlly ; The Freshmen ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-98065 10-in. 11/14/1935 Where am I? Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-98066 10-in. 11/14/1935 Dinner for one please, James Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowlly, Al," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103919.

Bowlly, Al. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103919.

"Bowlly, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103919

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