Ivory Joe Hunter

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Ivory Joe Hunter (October 10, 1914 – November 8, 1974) was an American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, and pianist. After a series of hits on the US R&B chart starting in the mid-1940s, he became more widely known for his hit recording, "Since I Met You Baby" (1956). He was billed as The Baron of the Boogie, and also known as The Happiest Man Alive. His musical output ranged from R&B to blues, boogie-woogie, and country, and Hunter made a name in all of those genres. Uniquely, he was honored at the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Grand Ole Opry.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1988 Sings Sixteen of His Greatest Hits Compilation 1
2000 Blues, Ballads & Rock 'n' Roll Compilation 1
2004 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter 1950-1951 Compilation 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1949 I Almost Lost My Mind / If I Give You My Love 1
1951 I Found My Baby / I Ain't Got No Gal No More 1

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