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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

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  
Decca 89918 5/7/1956 I complain Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 89919 5/7/1956 I'm free Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 89920 5/7/1956 Softly, my love Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 100605 9/13/1956 Nightfall Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 100606 9/13/1956 Around the corner from the blues Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 100607 9/13/1956 The town crier Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 102770 6/28/1957 Be fair Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 102771 6/28/1957 The crying wind Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 102772 6/28/1957 Lonesome and cold Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 102773 6/28/1957 When will I forget you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 102955 7/23/1957 Star dust The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 102956 7/23/1957 Stormy weather The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 102957 7/23/1957 Nobody knows the trouble I've seen The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 102958 7/23/1957 On a slow boat to China The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103165 8/27/1957 Trees The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103166 8/27/1957 Cherry The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103167 8/27/1957 Ol' man river The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103168 8/27/1957 Summertime The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103169 8/27/1957 White Christmas The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103172 8/27/1957 Honeysuckle rose The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103403 10/4/1957 I surrender dear Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103404 10/4/1957 I'm glad for your sake Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103405 10/4/1957 I wish Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103565 10/29/1957 My ideal Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103566 10/29/1957 A tree in the meadow Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103567 10/29/1957 I can't escape from you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103568 10/29/1957 I'll be around Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103569 10/29/1957 I love you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103570 10/29/1957 Why don't I get wise to myself Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103571 10/29/1957 There is no greater love Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103572 10/29/1957 I gotta right to sing the blues Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103666 11/13/1957 I like the sunrise Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 103667 11/13/1957 It's the talk of the town Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 104089 1/17/1958 Honeysuckle rose Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 104090 1/17/1958 I'm glad I'm not young anymore Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 104091 1/17/1958 My heart tells me Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 104092 1/17/1958 Ain't nothing wrong with my baby Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 105193 6/23/1958 Mine all mine Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 105194 6/23/1958 I love land Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 105195 6/23/1958 Love me long, hold me close, kiss me warm and tender Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 105196 6/23/1958 Warm heart-cold feet Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106618 2/16/1959 What 'Tis? What 'Tis? It's Spring Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106619 2/16/1959 He's always there Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106620 2/16/1959 Don't get around much anymore ; I'm walking through heaven with you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106621 2/16/1959 For you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106627 2/18/1959 I'll never smile again Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106628 2/18/1959 Don't get around much anymore Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106629 2/18/1959 Flamingo Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106630 2/18/1959 'Tis Autumn Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106635 2/19/1959 I'm falling for you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106636 2/19/1959 Jelly jelly blues Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106637 2/19/1959 A sinner kissed an angel Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106638 2/19/1959 Worried over you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106663 2/24/1959 It won't be easy Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106664 2/24/1959 This is a noting affair Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106665 2/24/1959 You had better change your ways Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca 106666 2/24/1959 All or nothing at all Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9603 10/11/1956 Sweet slumber Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9604 10/11/1956 I hadn't anyone till you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9605 10/11/1956 The very thought of you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9606 10/11/1956 Just a kid named Joe Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9615 10/15/1956 White Christmas Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9616 10/15/1956 Silent night Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9617 10/15/1956 Do nothin' till you hear from me Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9618 10/15/1956 It's been a long, long time Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9619 10/15/1956 Trees Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9624 10/16/1956 Because of you Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9625 10/16/1956 On a slow boat to China Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9626 10/16/1956 What would people say Al Hibbler vocalist  
Decca L 9627 10/16/1956 I'll get along somehow Al Hibbler vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hibbler, Al," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109393.

Hibbler, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109393.

"Hibbler, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

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

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