Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 263
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Al BowllySouth African crooner/composer/bandleader Al Bowlly was born in Mozambique of Greek and Lebanese roots just before the turn of the 20th century. Raised in Johannesburg, he made his first career moves in the Roaring '20s with bandleaders Edgar Adeler and later Jimmy Liquime, racking up passport stamps throughout Africa, Indonesia, India, Singapore and Berlin. Bowlly hit his stride in Depression-era London singing with dance orchestras, performing on radio, and recording hundreds of titles. Early microphone technology in 1931 gave Bowlly a jump on his signature style, earning him "pop star" props. During the mid-'30s, he made a splash Stateside and a footprint in Hollywood, ultimately returning to the UK in 1937. Collaborations include Roy Fox, Ray Nobel, Lew Stone, Fred Elizalde, Maurice Winnick, Sidney Lipton, Jimmy Messene, Gerald "Geraldo" Bright and Ken Johnson. Among Bowlly's featured song credits are Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, Steven Spielberg'
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