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The Mighty Hannibal

James Timothy Shaw (August 9, 1939 – January 30, 2014), known as The Mighty Hannibal, was an American R&B, soul and funk singer, songwriter and record producer. Known for his showmanship, and outlandish costumes often incorporating a pink turban, several of his songs carried social or political themes. His biggest hit was "Hymn No. 5," a commentary on the effects of the Vietnam War on servicemen, which was banned on radio.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 9th, 1939 (Atlanta), Died January 30th, 2014 (The Bronx)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1965 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 116707 11/1/1965 Jerkin' the dog The Mighty Hannibal performer  
Decca 116708 11/1/1965 I found a way The Mighty Hannibal performer  
Decca 117228 4/11/1966 Fishin' pole The Mighty Hannibal performer  
Decca 117229 4/11/1966 The right to love you The Mighty Hannibal performer  
Decca 117230 4/11/1966 Get back The Mighty Hannibal performer  
Decca 117265 4/11/1966 Someone is watching you The Mighty Hannibal performer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mighty Hannibal, The," accessed May 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331549.

Mighty Hannibal, The. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331549.

"Mighty Hannibal, The." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331549

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