Al Hibbler

Al Hibbler

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 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 his singing is classified as rhythm and blues, but he is best classified 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. Hibbler was born in Tyro, Mississippi, and was blind from birth. At the age of 12 he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where he attended Arkansas School for the Blind, joining the school choir. Later he began working as a blues singer in local bands, failing his first audition for Duke Ellington in 1935.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134974447
  • 9786134974448