Alberta Adams

Alberta Adams

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alberta Adams, born Roberta Louise Osborn on July 26, 1917, in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an American Detroit blues, jump blues, and Chicago blues singer. Adams was raised in Detroit, Michigan by a relative, and began performing as a tap dancer in the 1930s. In 1942, she appeared at club B&C, amidst other artists such as John Lee Hooker. In 1952, she landed a recording contract with Chess Records and recorded alongside Red Saunders for the record label. Adams toured alongside Duke Ellington, Eddie Vinson, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, and T-Bone Walker amongst others. Her solo career saw her secure a recording contract with the now defunct Cannonball Records, and she recorded two albums for them: 1999's Born With the Blues and 2000's Say Baby Say. Her 2004 album, I'm on the Move, was released on the Eastlawn Records label.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973076
  • 9786134973076