Al Hibbler

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Intro and Info

Rhythm and Blues artist, plus Rock n Roll originator from the 1950s Al Hibbler
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Albert George "Al" Hibbler, 1915 - 2001.

An American vocalist who's vocal range was baritone, he sung with the Duke Ellington's orchestra, and then went on to have a number of huge Pop hits himself, as a solo artist.

Some of his singing could be put within Rhythm and Blues bracket, but he very much bridged the gso between Rhythm and Blues and Pop.

It has been quoted;- "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."

Albums List

  1. The Ellingtonians With Al Hibbler, Mercer 1004, 1951
  2. Al Hibbler Favorites, Norgran MGN-4, 1953
  3. Al Hibbler Sings Duke Ellington, Norgran MGN-15, 1954
  4. Al Hibbler Sings With The Duke, Columbia CL2593, 1954 (recordings from 1947 - 1949)
  5. Melodies By Al Hibbler, Marterry 601, 1955 (recordings from 1947 - 1948)
  6. Starring Al Hibbler, Decca DL8328, 1956
  7. After The Lights Go Down Low, Atlantic 1251, 1956
  8. Al Hibbler Sings Love Songs, Verve MGV-4000, 1956 (recordings from 1952 - 1954)
  9. Here's Hibbler!, Decca DL8420, 1957
  10. I Surrender Dear, Score SLP4013, 1957 (one side only) (recordings from 1946)
  11. Torchy and Blue, Decca DL8697, 1958
  12. Hits By Hibbler, Decca DL8757, 1958
  13. Al Hibbler Remembers The Big Songs of the Big Bands, Decca DL 78862, 1959
  14. Al Hibbler Sings The Blues: Monday Every Day, Reprise R9-2005, 1961
  15. Shades of Blue, Imperial 9185, 1961 (one side only) (recordings from 1946, same as 'I Surrender Dear')
  16. Early One Morning, LMI, 1964 (with The Roland Hanna Trio)
  17. A Meeting Of The Times (with Rahsaan Roland Kirk), Atlantic 1630, 1972
  18. Christmas With Al Hibbler, Holiday HDY1926, 1981
  19. For Sentimental Reasons (with Hank Jones), Open Sky, 1982