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Hi, I'm Jesse. and I've been collecting records since I was around 18 years old.  I currently work for Fern & Roby as an Art Director and Product Developer.  We build turntables, speakers, preamps and vinyl related accessories by hand in Richmond, Virginia.

This is my vinyl log.  

Al Hibbler ‎– Starring Al Hibbler

Al Hibbler ‎– Starring Al Hibbler

He stayed with Ellington for almost eight years, and featured on a range of Ellington standards, including "Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me", the words for which were written specifically for him and which reached #6 on the Billboard pop chart (and # 1 for eight weeks on the "Harlem Hit Parade") in 1944, "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues," and "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So". Although Hibbler's style was described as "mannered", "over-stated", and "full of idiosyncrasies" and "bizarre vocal pyrotechnics", he was also considered "undoubtedly the best" of Ellington's male vocalists.  While with Ellington, Hibbler won the Esquire New Star Award in 1947 and the Down Beat award for Best Band Vocalist in 1949.

Hibbler left Ellington's band in 1951 after a dispute over his wages. He then recorded with various bands including those of Johnny Hodges and Count Basie, and for various labels including Mercury and Norgran, a subsidiary of Verve Records, for whom he released an LPAl Hibbler Favorites, in 1953.  In 1954 he released a more successful album, Al Hibbler Sings Duke Ellington, and in 1955, he started recording with Decca Records, with immediate success. His biggest hit was "Unchained Melody", which reached # 3 on the US pop chart, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[10] Its success led to network appearances, including a live jazz club remote on NBC's Monitor. Other hits were "He" (1955), "11th Hour Melody" and "Never Turn Back" (both in 1956). "After the Lights Go Down Low" (also in 1956) was his last top ten hit.

Track List : 

1. After The Lights Go Down Low
2. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
3. You'll Never Know
4. Night And Day
5. Pennies From Heaven
6. Shanghai Lil
7. Stella By Starlight
8. September In The Rain
9. Where Are You
10. Count Every Star
11. There Are Such Things
12. Where Or When

 

Ricky Nelson ‎– Ricky Sings Again

Ricky Nelson ‎– Ricky Sings Again

Quincy Jones & Band ‎– I Dig Dancers

Quincy Jones & Band ‎– I Dig Dancers