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After leaving Duke Ellington, Al Hibbler recorded with Count Basie, Gerald Wilson and several other jazz bandleaders.
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September 17, 2008 A rich, supple baritone, Hibbler brought many of Duke Ellington's most popular ballads to life during an eight-year stint with the orchestra. He went on to a long and successful solo career, becoming the country's first prominent blind performer.
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February 8, 2007 Guest DJ John Waters spins his favorite love songs, offering an utterly charming and sometimes irreverent mix of music for Valentine's Day. He's just released a CD of love songs called A Date with John Waters, featuring Ray Charles, Dean Martin and more obscure artists like Mink Stole and Edith Massey. Waters chats with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and shares some of his favorite tunes.
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