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Al Hibbler

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 87424 2/4/1955 Daybreak 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 88328 7/6/1955 He 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  
(Results 1-25 of 95 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109393

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