Alberta Hunter
Genres:
Blues, Jazz, Vocal
Meta styles:
Early Acoustic Blues, Hard Bop, Jump Blues/Piano Blues
Styles:
Classic Female Blues, Jazz Blues, Standards

Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 - October 17, 1984), was a celebrated African-American jazz singer, songwriter and nurse. Born in Memphis, she left home while still in her early teens and settled in Chicago. There, she peeled potatoes by day and hounded club owners by night, determined to land a singing job. Her persistence paid off, and Alberta began a climb through some of the city's lowest dives to a headlining job at its most elegant night spot, the Dreamland Caf?.

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