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Alberta Hunter Vol. 1 (1921-1923)

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He's A Darn Good Man (To Have Haning 'Round)
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How Long, Sweet Daddy, How Long
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Bring Back The Joys
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Some Day Sweetheart
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Down Hearted Blues
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Why Did You Pick Me Up When I Was Down, Why Didn't You Let Me Lay?
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Gonna Have You - Ain't Gonna Leave You Alone
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Daddy Blues
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Don't Pan Me
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After All These Tears
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I'm Going Away Just To Wear You Off My Mind (Take 1)
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I'm Going Away Just To Wear You Off My Mind (Take 2)
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Jazzin' Baby Blues (Take 1)
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Jazzin' Baby Blues (Take 4)
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You Can't Have It All
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Lonesome Monday Morning Blues
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Come On Home
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You Shall Reap Just What You Sow
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Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness
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If You Want To Keep Your Daddy Home
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Bleeding Hearted Blues
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Chirping The Blues
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 22   Total Length: 68:46

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They Say All Music Guide

The first volume in Document’s Complete Recorded Works series of Alberta Hunter compilations includes her earliest recordings from the ’20s. Along with a 1922 version of her own song, “Downhearted Blues,” which became a hit in the hands of Bessie Smith, the disc includes the classic performances “You Gotta Reap What You Sow” and “Chirpin’ the Blues,” plus sides recorded with help from some outstanding sidemen: Fletcher Henderson, Eubie Blake, and Don Redman, among others. For less-dedicated listeners, the long running time and poor fidelity will be hard to digest. The serious blues listener will find all these factors to be positive, but casual listeners will find that the collection is of marginal interest for those very reasons. – Thom Owens

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