Alberta Hunter made her debut as a cabaret singer at the age of 11 during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt, and by the early 1920s was already a seasoned performer and best-selling recording star. She sang her sly double-entendre blues in Chicago nightclubs, on Broadway stages and in European bistros, and went on to record with such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Fats Waller. In this concert she performs her old repertoire with a spirited energy that belied her age, putting lyrics across with expressive winks, eyebrow-raising, frowns and smiles during performances of "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out," "My Castle's Rocking," "My Handy Man," "Down Hearted Blues" and many more classics.
Alberta Hunter has a voice capable of standing alongside all of the blues greats. One of the first female practitioners of the art, Alberta began her career at the beginning of the 20th century, then floored her fans by taking a 20 year break from the business to become a nurse. However, her talent lead her back to the stage eventually, and she is captured performing here in 1982, just two years before her passing. A welcome addition to the JAZZ MASTERS series, this release perfectly illustrates how talent never fades away.
1.Play Program [DVD]
2.My Castle's Rockin' [DVD]
3.Down Hearted Blues [DVD]
4.My Handy Man [DVD]
5.When You're Smiling [DVD]
6.Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out [DVD]
7.Without Rhythm [DVD]
8.Without a Song [DVD]
9.Alberta Hunter Interview [DVD]
10.Darktown Strutter's Ball [DVD]
11.Rough and Ready Man [DVD]
12.Time Waits for No One [DVD]
14.You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark [DVD]
15.Remember My Name [DVD]
Blues Singers |
Jazz Musicians |
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