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Alberta Hunter


Who is Alberta Hunter?

Alberta Hunter was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, being critically acclaimed to the ranks of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith. In the 1950s, she retired from performing and entered the medical field, only to successfully resume her singing career in her 80s.


"Alberta Hunter" is a book by Frank C. Taylor.

  • also known as "Alberta Hunter: a celebration in blues"

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

Alberta Hunter Val Ginter Hunter College. College of the City University of New York. It began in 1869 as the Normal and High School for the Female Grammar Schools of the City of New York, renamed in the following year the Normal College ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Beatty, Josephine (Alberta Hunter) Beaver , ...

Google previewTennessee Biographical Dictionary (2000)

by Jan Onofrio

The film premiered in October 1978 in Memphis, where Hunter was honored by the city fathers and the Beale Street Heritage Foundation, and Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton declared it "Alberta Hunter Day." Hunter appeared with jazz ...

Google previewThe Great Black Migration: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (2014)

by Steven A. Reich

By 1923, Mamie Smith was joined by Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, Victoria Spivey, Ma Rainey (whose style bridged the country and classic styles), and one of the most popular and financially successful blues stars, the „Empress of the Blues,‰ ...

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Maybe if I knew music I couldn't do what I am doing. (Alberta Hunter)
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