Al Hibbler

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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 Hibbler's singing is classified as rhythm and blues, but he is best seen 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."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 A Meeting of Times Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler 1
2013 Truly Al Hibbler Al Hibbler 1
Starring Al Hibbler Al Hibbler 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 A Meeting of the Times / Ornette! Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler / Ornette Coleman 1
2002 The Chronological Classics: Al Hibbler 1946-1949 Al Hibbler 1
2003 The Chronological Classics: Al Hibbler 1950-1952 Al Hibbler 1
Unchained Melody: The Best of Al Hibbler Al Hibbler 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1950 Count Every Star / It All Depends on You Al Hibbler 1
1955 He / Breeze (Blow My Baby Back to Me) Al Hibbler 1
1955 Unchained Melody / Daybreak Al Hibbler 1
1956 After The Lights Go Down Low / I Was Telling Her About You Al Hibbler 2
1956 Away All Boats / Never Turn Back Al Hibbler 1

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