Friday, June 09, 2006

Al Hibbler !



Born blind in Mississippi, Al Hibbler featured with Duke Ellington's Orchestra throughout the 1940s and recorded a few hits (included here) on his own for Decca and Atlantic during the 1950s and '60s.

After winning a talent contest in Memphis, he joined Jay McShann and His Orchestra in 1942 and debuted with Duke Ellington's Orchestra just one year later, replacing Herb Jeffries. He spent a total of eight years with Ellington's band, finally leaving in 1951 after Ellington refused to raise his salary by $50 !

Mr Hibbler passed away in April 2001.

Al Hibbler - After The Lights Go Down Low
Al Hibbler - Danny Boy (handkerchief please)
Al Hibbler - Unchained Melody (a bigger handkerchief please)


FRIDAY BONUS !



Lue Renney - Your Wiggle And Your Giggle

6 Comments:

Anonymous bbb said...

oh! REV'

tu la connais bien Lue Renney?

10:51 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

pourquoi tout le monde me demande ça? ^_^

11:07 AM  
Blogger Bruno said...

Man oh man,you just made my weekend (again) rev!And now I need another handkerchief...

7:36 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

^_^

11:04 AM  
Anonymous princess leia said...

reverend frost...

you made me wiggle and giggle with that one, baby ******

(thanks!)

1:13 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Shhhhh...Bruno is still watching !

(Thank you too!)

6:57 PM  

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