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Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an American singer-songwriter. She sang blues and jazz music. She was especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s. She sang the critically acclaimed "Downhearted Blues" in 1922. She stopped performing in the 1950s.

Early life

Hunter was born in Memphis, but later moved to Chicago.[1]


Hunter died in New York City at age 89.