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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
    BUY
  • The Dance Band Years

    Audio Fidelity
    1997
    BUY
  • Time On My Hands

    Audio Fidelity
    1987
    BUY
  • Al Bowlly With Ray Noble 1931 To 1934

    Audio Fidelity
    1986
    BUY
  • Sentimentally Yours

    Audio Fidelity
    1985
    BUY
  • 20 Greatest Hits

    Audio Fidelity
    1981
    BUY
  • The One And Only Al

    Audio Fidelity
    1980
    BUY
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