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AL BOWLLY

Albert Alick Bowlly
Singer
(1899-1941)

Al Bowlly was born in Mozambique and raised in South Africa where he began his career singing and playing ukulele for Edgar Adeler and His Orchestra. Bowlly wanted to settle in Britain so he worked his way there via Rhodesia and then Germany, arriving in London by the time he was 30 where he joined Fred Elizalde and his Orchestra.

Within a couple of years, Bowlly’s recording career took off and he soon became Britain’s equivalent of Bing Crosby, recording hundreds of records and appearing with Ray Noble and his Orchestra. In 1934, Bowlly and Noble relocated to the United States where they successfully toured and recorded such hits as “Blue Moon,” “Easy to Love,” and “My Melancholy Baby.”

In 1936 Bowlly returned to Britain where he sang with various orchestras until his death in 1941, a casualty of an early morning German bombing raid.

-- Sandra Burlingame

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Non-Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BRITISH DANCE BANDS, Vol. 2 (1928-1940) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120604
Nostalgia
BRITISH DANCE BANDS, Vol. 3 (1928-1949) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120656
Nostalgia
MAYERL, Billy: Billy Mayerl, Vol. 1 (1925-1936) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120653
Nostalgia
PORTER, Cole: But in the Morning, No (1930-1943) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120627
Nostalgia
RODGERS, Richard: Easy to Remember - Songs of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (1925-1946) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120830
Nostalgia
THEMES OF THE BIG BANDS: Drifting and Dreaming (1934-1945) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120579
Jazz
ULTIMATE VOCAL COLLECTION (THE) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120863-64
Nostalgia





 
 
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