Alberta Hunter

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Also performs as: Josephine Beatty


Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an internationally known American blues singer and songwriter who had a successful career from early 1920s to the late 1950s, was a contemporary of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith, and then decided to stop from performing to work as a nurse. In 1977, after 20 years working as a nurse and having to retire, Hunter made a successful comeback and resumed her popular singing career in her 80s until the time of her death.

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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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