Ivory Joe Hunter (October 10, 1914 – November 8, 1974) was an African American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist, best known for his hit recording, “Since I Met You, Baby” (1956). Billed as The Baron of the Boogie, he was also known as The Happiest Man Alive.
He was christened Ivory Joe as an infant; “Ivory Joe Hunter” is therefore not a nickname or a stage name, but the artist’s real birth name.
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