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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 7, 1899 | Died: April 17, 1941

The most popular vocalist in Britain during the 1930s, Al Bowlly showcased a range of material unsurpassed by any contemporary other than Bing Crosby. He was also a true international recording artist: born in Mozambique to Greek and Lebanese parents, he was raised in Johannesburg, but gained his musical experience singing for a dance band led by Jimmy Liquime in India and Singapore during the mid-'20s.

Just one year after his 1927 debut recording date in Berlin, Bowlly arrived in London for the first time, as part of Fred Elizalde's orchestra. That year, “If I Had You” became one of the first popular songs by an English jazz band to become renowned in America as well, and Bowlly had gone out on his own by the dawn of the '30s....
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    Ambassador Of Song

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    The Dance Band Years

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    Proud of You

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    Time On My Hands

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    Al Bowlly With Ray Noble 1931 To 1934

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    Sentimentally Yours

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    20 Greatest Hits

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