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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

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

Al Bowlly

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

    Audio Fidelity
    2009
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    The Dance Band Years

    Audio Fidelity
    1997
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    Time On My Hands

    Audio Fidelity
    1987
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    Al Bowlly With Ray Noble 1931 To 1934

    Audio Fidelity
    1986
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    Sentimentally Yours

    Audio Fidelity
    1985
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    20 Greatest Hits

    Audio Fidelity
    1981
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    The One And Only Al

    Audio Fidelity
    1980
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Proud of You

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