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Downhearted Blues

Downhearted Blues
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This is how you sing the blues: live the

11 years ago at Oct 5 4:56
Amazing live album by legendary blues singer-songwriter Alberta Hunter. She was over 80 and doesn't sound it at all. Her command of voice, phrasing and her audience is superb. In turns moving, somber, raunchy, classy, subtly humourous, gentle, and cabaret-like. You must listen to reach your own scrambled adjectives, of course. But it will certainly hold your attention for the duration - hopefully ... read more
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Description: Few singers have a story as long and varied as that of Alberta Hunter, whose career spanned most of the 20th century. From the dawn of the classic blues era, through two world wars, a long hiatus, and a fresh start shortly before her death in 1984, Hunter stuck to the rich vocals, full expression, and classical style. Although this recording was made during her 80s, when she came out of retirement to sing at the Cookery in Greenwich Village, her voice, having lessened some in power, had lost none of its charm. The woman who counted such legends as Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, and Ma Rainey among her contemporaries, and who wrote B ... (more)
Manufacturer: Varese Sarabande
Release date: 28 August 2001
EAN: 0030206624724 UPC: 030206624724
Tags: Usa (1), Jazz (1), Cabaret (1), Live (1), Blues (1)
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