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Alberta Hunter

voc, 1895-1984 US, Memphis, Tennessee
Singer / Songwriter of Blues and Jazz
A.k.a. Josephine Beatty

American blues singer. Born : April 01, 1895 in Memphis, Tennessee. Died : October 17, 1984 in New York City, New York. She began her career in 1911 singing Creole jazz and later blues. She had a long career and became a nurse after the professional music popularity dwindled. Late in life she was rediscovered and enjoyed another burst of notoriety with a new record contract, stage play about her life, and a film deal.

  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
The Darktown Strutters' Ball on Amtrak Blues by Alberta Hunter
Sweet Georgia Brown on Amtrak Blues by Alberta Hunter
I'm Having A Good Time on Amtrak Blues by Alberta Hunter
I've Got A Mind To Ramble on Amtrak Blues by Alberta Hunter
My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More on Amtrak Blues by Alberta Hunter
Amtrak Blues on Amtrak Blues by Alberta Hunter
If You Can't Hold The Man You Love (Don't Cry When He's Gone) on The Twenties by Alberta Hunter
Always on Amtrak Blues by Alberta Hunter
My Castle's Rockin' on Someone Else Will Take Your Place by Alberta Hunter
I'm Hard To Satisfy on Alberta Hunter Vol. 3 by Alberta Hunter

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Collection 1921 - 40Alberta Hunter2017Compil.
Tell The DifferenceAlberta Hunter2001Compil.
Downhearted Blues: Live At The CookeryAlberta Hunter2001Album
Beale Street Blues: Collectors Edition (1921-40)Alberta Hunter2000Compil.
Volume 5: The Alternate Takes 1921-1924Alberta Hunter1997Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order. Volume 4Alberta Hunter1996Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order. Volume 3Alberta Hunter1996Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order. Volume 1Alberta Hunter1996Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 2 (February 1923 To C. November 1924)Alberta Hunter1996Compil.
Chicago: The Living LegendsAlberta Hunter With Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders1991Album
My Castle's Rockin' - The Life Story Of A Blues LegendAlberta Hunter1991Album
Young Alberta Hunter - The 20's & the 30'sAlberta Hunter1988Compil.
Young Alberta Hunter : The TwentiesAlberta Hunter1984Compil.
Look For The Silver LiningAlberta Hunter1983Album
The Glory Of Alberta HunterAlberta Hunter1982Album
Jazz At The SmithsonianAlberta Hunter1982Album
Amtrak BluesAlberta Hunter1980Album
Alberta HunterAlberta Hunter1978Single
Classic Alberta Hunter - The ThirtiesAlberta Hunter1978Compil.
Remember My Name (Original Soundtrack Recording)Alberta Hunter1978Album
Songs We Taught Your MotherAlberta Hunter & Lucille Hegamin & Victoria Spivey1962Album
Midnight Blues / I Got A Mind To RambleAlberta Hunter1950Album
Give Me All The Love You Got / My Particular ManAlberta Hunter1929Album
My Old Daddy's Got A Brand New Way To Love / I'm Down Right Now But I Won't Be Down AlwaysAlberta Hunter1927Album
You Can Have My Man If He Comes To See You Too / Bring It With You When You ComeAlberta Hunter1923Album
Experience Blues / Sad 'N' Lonely BluesAlberta Hunter1923Album
He's A Darn Good Man / Bring Back The JoysAlberta Hunter1923Album
Chirping The Blues / Someone Else Will Take Your PlaceAlberta Hunter1923Album
Taint Nobody's Biz-Ness / If You Want To Keep Your Daddy HomeAlberta Hunter1923Album
Come On Home / Aggravatin' PapaAlberta Hunter1923Album
I'm Going Away Just To Wear You Off My Mind / Jazzin' Baby BluesAlberta Hunter And Eubie Blake1922Album
Don't Pan Me / Daddy BluesAlberta Hunter1922Album
Down Hearted Blues / Gonna Have You - Ain't Gonna Leave You AloneAlberta Hunter1922Album
Someday Sweetheart / How Long, Sweet Daddy, How LongAlberta Hunter1921Album
Bring Back The Joys / How Long, Sweet Daddy, How LongAlberta Hunter And Henderson's Novelty Orchestra1921Album
Muddy Waters & Alberta HunterMuddy Waters & Alberta HunterCompil.
Take Your Big Hands Off / He's Got A Punch Like Joe LouisAlberta HunterAlbum
The Legendary Alberta Hunter The London Sessions - 1934Alberta Hunter With Jack Jackson And His OrchestraCompil.
Mistreated Blues / I'm Going Away Just To Wear You Off My MindAlberta HunterAlbum
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