The Legendary Alberta Hunter: '34 London Sessions

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/1989
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471519525
  • Catalog Number: 5195
  • Sales rank: 180,160

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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