Alberta Hunter

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Also performs as: Josephine Beatty


Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Amtrak Blues Alberta Hunter 1
2001 Downhearted Blues: Live At The Cookery Alberta Hunter 1
Alberta Hunter with Lovie Austin and Her Blues Serenaders Alberta Hunter 1
Chicago - The Living Legends Alberta Hunter with Lovie Austin & Her Blue Serenaders 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Classic Alberta Hunter: The Thirties Alberta Hunter 1
1984 Young Alberta Hunter: The Twenties Alberta Hunter 1
1989 The Legendary Alberta Hunter (The London Sessions) Alberta Hunter 1
1996 Complete Recorded Works Vol. 3 (1924-1927) Alberta Hunter 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1922 Daddy Blues / Don't Pan Me Alberta Hunter 1

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