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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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Albums

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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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Proud of You
Proud of You

1994
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Time On My Hands
Audio Fidelity
1987
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Al Bowlly With Ray...
Audio Fidelity
1986
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Sentimentally Yours
Audio Fidelity
1985
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Videos

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