Al Hibbler

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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... Read more

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jazz
60s
50s
jazz vocal
pop
blues
rhythm and blues
vocal
soul
vocal jazz
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male vocalists
40s
moje standards
al hibbler
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