Alberta Hunter: A Celebration in Blues

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McGraw-Hill, 1987 - Music - 311 pages
Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 - October 17, 1984) was an internationally known African-American jazz singer and songwriter who had a successful career from the early 1920s to the late 1950s (she was a contemporary of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith) and then stopped performing. After 20 years of working as a nurse, Hunter successfully resumed her popular singing career in 1977 and continued until her death in 1984.

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Familiar to audiences in the 1980s as a regular performer at the Cookery in New York, Alberta Hunter actually had begun singing in public before the first World War and had achieved worldwide fame as ... Read full review

Contents

Making It to the Dreamland
23
Climbing to Higher Ground
59
Getting Her Name Up in Lights
87
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