The Legendary Alberta Hunter: '34 London
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||Two Cigarettes In the Dark||Alberta Hunter||3:02||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||What Shall I Do?||Alberta Hunter||2:45||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Soon||Alberta Hunter||3:07||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Where the Mountains Meet the Sea||Alberta Hunter||2:55||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Lonely Singing Fool||Alberta Hunter||2:50||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Long May We Love||Alberta Hunter||3:10||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Miss Otis Regrets||Alberta Hunter||3:15||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Be Still My Heart||Alberta Hunter||3:08||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Stars Fell On Alabama||Alberta Hunter||3:04||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Two Little Flies On a Lump of Sugar||Alberta Hunter||2:55||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||I Travel Alone||Alberta Hunter||3:04||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
This handsome album is a bit of an oddity. Alberta Hunter, famous as a jazz-oriented blues singer in the 1920s, reinvented herself as a sophisticated stage singer in London. Her 11 recordings with Jack Jackson's society dance orchestra in 1934 are very straight, outside of jazz and somewhat dated today. Whether it be "Two Cigarettes in the Dark," "Miss Otis Regrets" or "Two Little Flies on a Lump of Sugar," Hunter interprets the romantic ballads like a cabaret singer. So, although this reissue was perfectly done (with extensive liner notes), there is little here to interest jazz listeners.
Born: 01 April 1895 in Memphis, TN
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s