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