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Alberta Hunter

Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an American jazz singer and songwriter who had a successful career from the early 1920s to the late 1950s, and then stopped performing. After twenty years of working as a nurse, in 1977 Hunter successfully resumed her popular singing career until her death.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 1, 1895 (Memphis), Died October 17, 1984 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 57 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27976 10-in. 5/25/1923 Down-hearted blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor B-28056 10-in. 6/7/1923 Down-hearted blues Tennessee Ten Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor B-28592 10-in. 9/25/1923 Down South blues Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BVE-37688 10-in. 2/26/1927 I'll forgive you 'cause I love you, but the wrongs you've done I can't forget Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-37689 10-in. 2/26/1927 I'm gonna lose myself way down in Louisville Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-37690 10-in. 2/26/1927 My old daddy's got a brand new way to love Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-37691 10-in. 2/26/1927 I'm down right now but I won't be down always Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-38045 10-in. 5/20/1927 Sugar Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with pipe organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-38046 10-in. 5/20/1927 Beale Street blues Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with pipe organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-38048 10-in. 5/20/1927 I'm going to see my ma Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with pipe organ vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-40353 10-in. 10/26/1927 Down-hearted blues Blue Steele Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-051210 10-in. 6/3/1940 The love I have for you Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor BS-051211 10-in. 6/3/1940 My castle's rockin' Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor BS-051212 10-in. 6/3/1940 Boogie woogie swing Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor BS-051213 10-in. 6/3/1940 I won't let you down Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor [Trial 1925-06-26-02] 10-in. 6/26/1925 Naughty lady Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 80863 10-in. 2/15/1923 Down hearted blues Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist  
Columbia 80991 10-in. 4/26/1923 Chirping the blues Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist  
Columbia 81151 10-in. 7/27/1923 Down South blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist  
Columbia W142540 10-in. 8/19/1926 Downhearted blues Virgina Childs Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W143042 10-in. 11/3/1926 Down hearted blues Daisy Douglas Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W143870 10-in. 4/2/1927 Down-hearted blues Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar lyricist  
Columbia W148822 10-in. 7/18/1929 Gimme all the love you got Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W148823 10-in. 7/18/1929 My particular man Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh S-71162 10-in. Jan. 1923 Down hearted blues Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 57 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hunter, Alberta," accessed January 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102977.

Hunter, Alberta. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102977.

"Hunter, Alberta." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102977

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