Legal name: James Shaw (aka Hannibal, funk/r&b singer)


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.

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Year Title RatingReleases
Hannibalism 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1966 Hymn No. 5 / Fishin' Pole 1
1968 Somebody in the World for You / Get in the Groove 1

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