Albert George "Al" Hibbler (August 16, 1915 – April 24, 2001) was an American baritone vocalist, who sang with Duke Ellington's orchestra before having several pop hits as a solo artist. Some of Hibbler's singing is classified as rhythm and blues, but he is best seen as a bridge between R&B and traditional pop music. According to one authority, "Hibbler cannot be regarded as a jazz singer but as an exceptionally good interpreter of twentieth-century popular songs who happened to work with some of the best jazz musicians of the time."
Birth and Death Data: Born August 16th, 1915 (Mississippi), Died April 24th, 2001 (Chicago)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1959
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 95 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||70994||10-in.||7/2/1942||Get me on your mind||Jay McShann Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||87422||2/4/1955||Unchained melody||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||87423||2/4/1955||I can't put my arms around a memory||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||87425||2/4/1955||They say you're laughing at me||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||88327||7/6/1955||Your hands||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||88329||7/6/1955||Breeze (Blow my baby back to me)||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||88983||12/7/1955||The eleventh hour melody||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||88984||12/7/1955||Never turn back||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||88985||12/7/1955||I was telling her about you||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||88986||12/7/1955||Let's try again||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89483||3/8/1956||September in the rain||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89484||3/8/1956||After the lights go down low||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89485||3/8/1956||Night and day||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89486||3/8/1956||Shanghai Lil||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89500||3/12/1956||I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89501||3/12/1956||Stella by starlight||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89502||3/12/1956||You'll never know||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89503||3/12/1956||Pennies from heaven||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89564||3/15/1956||Count every star||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89565||3/15/1956||There are such things||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89566||3/15/1956||Where or when||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89567||3/15/1956||Where are you||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
|Decca||89917||5/7/1956||Away all boats||Al Hibbler||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hibbler, Al," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109393.
Hibbler, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109393.
"Hibbler, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.
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