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Roll call. LENNIE HIBBERT, OD

Lennie Hibbert OD (born Leonard Aloysius Hibbert, 12 November 1928 - 8 September 1984) was a past student and bandmaster at the Alpha Boys School. As a vibraphone player, Mr. Hibbert recorded two albums for Studio One.


At the age of eight Mr Hibbert entered the Alpha Boys School where he joined the school band as a drummer. He left in 1944 and played in several small orchestras before joining the Military Band. While with the Military Band he taught himself to play the vibraphone. In 1955 he returned to Alpha as bandmaster where students included Johnnie Osbourne, Sparrow Martin and Vin Gordon. While at Alpha, Hibbert also worked as a live musician in jazz groups in the 1960s, and frequently worked with the Sound Dimension band, recording some of the best-known riddims for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. He recorded his debut solo album, Creation, for Dodd in 1969, comprising instrumentals featuring Hibbert's vibraphone playing. The follow up, More Creation, was issued in 1971. In 1976 he was awarded the Order of Distinction (O.D.) for his contributions to music. Lennie Hibbert Hall at the Alpha Institute is named in his honour. Hibbert also taught music at Ocho Rios Secondary school prior to his death while living in the area after his retirement from Alpha.


"VILLAGE SOUL" (1969)


"SOUL SHACK" (1969)


"REAL HOT" (1969)


"MORE CREATION" (1971)


"CHINESE BEAUTY" (1971)



 
 


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