Al Bowlly

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by Al Bowlly

Biography

Albert Alick Bowlly, 7 January 1899, Lourenco Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique, d. 17 April 1941, London, England. Son of a Greek father and Lebanese mother, Bowlly was brought up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After studying the banjo and guitar, he joined Edgar Adeler’s band in 1923 and toured South Africa and India before moving to Calcutta and Singapore as featured vocalist with Jimmy Liquime’s band. Bowlly’s first recordings were made in Berlin during 1927-28, with various... Read more

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jazz
30s
oldies
crooner
1930s
british
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