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Al Bowlly


Who is Al Bowlly?

Al Bowlly: Albert Allick Bowlly was a Mozambican born South African singer, songwriter, composer and band leader, who became a popular jazz crooner during the British dance band era of the 1930s and later worked in the United States. He recorded more than 1,000 records between 1927 and 1941. His most popular songs include "Midnight, the Stars and You", "Goodnight, Sweetheart", "The Very Thought of You", "Guilty" and "Love Is The Sweetest Thing".

  • also known as All Bowlly; Albert Alick Bowlly; Bowlly, Al; Al Bowley; Bowley, Al
  • born on (117 years ago) in Maputo
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • profession: Songwriter, singer, composer, bandleader, guitarist, actor
  • spouses:
    • Marriage with Margaret Fairless between and (6 years and 4 months)
    • Marriage with Freda Roberts between and (2 years)
  • died on (74 years ago) in London
  • albums: "The Al Bowlly Collection", "Say, Don't You Remember...?", "Love is the Sweetest Thing", "Essential Collection", "Al Bowlly With Ray Noble", "The Dance Band Years" (disc 1), "Ray Noble & Al Bowlly" (Disc 9) (Rathbone), "Ray Noble - Midnight the Stars and You, in London 1930-34", "The Very Thought of You / Little Dutch Mill", "Collection"
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Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Al Bowlly, c. mid'30s. Courtesy David A. Jasen BOXING ...

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

was launching pad for singer Al Bowlly and trumpeter Nat Gonella. Moved to US and led allstar band at Rainbow Room in NYC '35–7 w. such sidemen as Glenn Miller; Claude Thornhill; Charlie Spivak; Will Bradley; et al ...

Google previewThe Jerome Kern Encyclopedia (2013)

by Thomas S. Hischak

Al Bowlly and Elisabeth Welch each made a notable solo recording of the song. “ Tulip Time in Sing Sing” is a wry comic number from Kern's Broadway musical Sitting Pretty (1924) that stopped the show each night with its pious, tearful salute ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

had Ian Holm as a man devoted tothe 1930s English singer Al Bowlly. Son ofMan (69, Davies) was a source of controversy: it offered aJesus forthe working class, playedby Colin Blakely.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (2013)

by Steve Sullivan

Simon remembered having Al Bowlly, Noble's star vocalist, sing Glenn's new composition to him in 1935, with lyrics by Eddie Heyman of Body and Soul fame. (“Weep for the moon, for the moon has no reason to glow now / Weep for the rose , ...

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