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Legendary Alberta Hunter: '34 London Sessions
     

The Legendary Alberta Hunter: '34 London Sessions

by Alberta Hunter
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/1989
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471519525
catalogNumber:
5195

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alberta Hunter   Primary Artist
Allan Warner   Clarinet,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Jackson   Trumpet,Conductor
Noel "Chappie" d'Amato   Guitar,Alto Saxophone
Percy Hampton   Drums
Harry MacFarlane   Trumpet
Freddy Mann   Trumpet
E.O. Pogson   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Harry Rubens   Piano
Tiny Stock   Bass
Eric Tann   Trombone
Stan Andrews   Violin,Alto Saxophone
Colly Eisner   Violin
Tony Thorpe   Trombone

Technical Credits

Alberta Hunter   Contributor
George Gershwin   Composer
Chris Albertson   Liner Notes
Frank Perkins   Composer

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