Alberta Hunter Remember My Name
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- Released: February 12, 2013
- Label: Wounded Bird Records
- 1.Workin' Man (A/K/A I Got Myself a Workin' Man)
- 2.You Reap Just What You Sow
- 3.The Love I Have for You
- 4.I've Got a Mind to Ramble
- 5.Remember My Name
- 6.My Castle's Rockin'
- 7.Downhearted Blues
- 8.Some Sweet Day
- 9.Chirpin' the Blues
- 10.I Begged and Begged You
Although the cover on this album makes it look as if this is a soundtrack album (the singer had written several songs for the film "Remember My Name"), this is actually an important studio set. Alberta Hunter, a veteran of the 1920's who was 82 at the time, was at the beginning of a remarkable comeback after having been out of music for 20 years (working as a nurse). The singer is absolutely delightful and often saucy on such numbers as "You Reap Just What You Sow," "I've Got A Mind To Ramble," "My Castle's Rockin'" and "Downhearted Blues," making this her definitive late-period album. In addition to Hunter and a fine rhythm section (pianist Gerald Cook, guitarist Wally Richardson, bassist Al Hall and either Connie Kay or Jackie Williams on drums), three veteran horn players (trumpeter Doc Cheatham, trombonist Vic Dickenson and tenorman Budd Johnson) help out with short solos. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow
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