Alberta Hunter

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by Alberta Hunter

Biography

1 April 1895, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 17 October 1984, New York City, New York, USA. Growing up in Chicago, Hunter began her remarkable career singing at Dago Frank’s, one of the city’s least salubrious whorehouses. There she sang for the girls, the pimps and the customers, earning both their admiration and good money from tips. Later, she moved on and marginally upwards to a job singing in Hugh Hoskins’ saloon. She continued to move through Chicago’s saloons and bars,... Read more

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blues
jazz
female vocalists
rhythm and blues
classic blues
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