March 8, 2015 – 5:01 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

Remembers… The Big Songs Of The Big Bands 1959 [1CD]

Very good audio. Vinyl rip. Out of print; public domain.

Continuing with our (occasional) series looking at European jazz releases in the public domain (more than 50 years).

Albert George “Al” Hibbler (1915-2001) was an American baritone vocalist, who sang with Duke Ellington’s orchestra before having several pop hits as a solo artist. Some of Hibbler’s singing is classified as rhythm and blues, but he is best seen as a bridge between R&B and traditional pop music. According to one authority, “Hibbler cannot be regarded as a jazz singer but as an exceptionally good interpreter of twentieth-century popular songs who happened to work with some of the best jazz musicians of the time.” - wikipedia

Thanks to mowda for sharing the tracks online.

mowda noted:

The first stereo album from Al Hibbler and last album for Decca. This was ripped from the second play of a sealed copy of the album (and boy! was it difficult getting the turntable through the cutout hole in the plastic). Slight pop and click adjust with Cool Edit, and slight volume increase as it recorded a tad low. This isn’t available on CD (damn shame).

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 02. I’m Walking Through Heaven With You 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 03. I’m Falling For You 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 04. Jelly, Jelly 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 05. I’ll Never Smile Again 2:57 (4.9MB)
Track 06. All Or Nothing At All 3:22 (5.6MB)
Track 07. Flamingo 3:01 (5.1MB)
Track 08. For You 2:46 (4.6MB)
Track 09. A Sinner Kissed An Angel 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 10. Worried Over You 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 11. You Had Better Change Your Ways 3:03 (5.1MB)
Track 12. ‘Tis Autumn 3:02 (5.1MB)
37 mins

Click here to order Al Hibbler releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)


  2. Nice-sounding rip! Thanks!

    By MrBill on Mar 9, 2015

Post a Comment