Q - 2/02, p.1244 stars out of 5
- "...Husky voiced Alberta Hunter qualified as a nurse at 62 and was in her 80s when she recorded this album..."
Down Beat - p.933.5 stars out of 5
-- "Hunter uses simple artistry and a room full of charm to seduce the NYC audience on one of her fabulous nights at the Cookery jazz club in 1981."
Living Blues - p.71
"DOWNHEARTED BLUES stands as both an important moment in blues history and a beautiful artistic achievement. Alberta Hunter is truly a legend..."
Personnel includes: Alberta Hunter (vocals); Gerald Cook (piano); Jimmy Lewis (bass).
Producers: Cary E. Mansfield, Stuart A. Goldman.
Recorded at The Cookery, New York, New York in 1981. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
Digitally remastered by Evren Goknar and Marty Wekser (Capitol Mastering, Los Angeles, California).
Personnel: Gerald Cook (piano).
Recording information: Cookery (12/1981).