Al Hibbler

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Allmusic VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

Albert George Hibbler, 16 August 1915, Tyro, Mississippi, USA, d. 24 April 2001, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Blind from birth, Hibbler attended the Conservatory for the Blind in Little Rock, Arkansas, becoming a member of the school choir. After winning an amateur talent contest in Memphis, he worked with local bands and his own outfit before joining Jay ‘Hootie’ McShann in 1942. In the following year he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra, proving to be one of the best male singers the leader ever employed. In the 40s he sang on Ellington records such as ‘Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues’, ‘I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Don’t Be So Mean To My Baby’, ‘Good Woman Blues’, and ‘Build That Railroad’ (1950). During his eight year stay with Ellington, Hibbler won the Esquire New Star Award (1947) and DownBeat Best Band Vocalist (1948-49). He subsequently recorded with...

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