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Alberta Hunter Blues Performance

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Alberta Hunter Blues Performance


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Streaming Price (1 year) $220
Streaming Price (1 year) + DVD $330
Streaming Price (3 years) $528
Streaming Price (3 years) + DVD $638

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Blues singer Alberta Hunter had a successful career in jazz and blues for 25 years, but quit in 1954 after the death of her mother. For 20 years she worked as a nurse before being "rediscovered" by Barney Josephson, owner of the New York City restaurant / jazz club "The Cookery."

Miss Hunter then resumed her career until her death a few years later. Here the blues singer is seen in concert before a live audience. With Gerald Cook - Piano and Al Hall - Bass.

Music critic Whitney Balliett of the New Yorker Magazine gives background on her career and her place in music.

Performance pieces include:
- 100 Years from Today
- Get Yourself a Working Man
- The Best Things in Life are Free
- I want a Two-Fisted, Double-Jointed, Rough and Ready Man
- Jewish song in Yiddish "I Love You Much Too Much"
- My Castle's Rocking (Composed by Hunter).

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