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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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  • Birth name: Albert George Hibbler
  • Born: August 16, 1915 Tyro, Mississippi, United States
  • Died: April 24, 2001 (aged 85) Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Genres: Easy listening Traditional popular music Jazz
  • Occupation(s): Singer
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1935–2001
  • Labels: Norgran Decca Reprise others
  • Associated acts: Duke Ellington

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