Alberta Hunter (blues artist)
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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.
- also known as Josephine Beatty; Hunter, Alberta
- born on (120 years ago) in Memphis
- ethnicity: African American
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Nurse, singer, songwriter, musician
- member of musical group Red Onion Jazz Babies between and
- Marriage with Willard Townsend between and (4 years)
- died on (31 years ago) in New York City
- buried in Ferncliff Cemetery
- genres: Jazz, Blues
- albums: "Amtrak Blues", "Downhearted Blues: Live At The Cookery", "The Legendary Alberta Hunter (The London Sessions)", "Daddy Blues / Don't Pan Me", "Classic Alberta Hunter: The Thirties", "Young Alberta Hunter: The Twenties"
- TV series: "Brown Sugar"
- award: - NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award, with Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Gordon Parks & Ella Fitzgerald
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