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Songs We Taught Your Mother

Songs We Taught Your Mother

by Alberta HunterAlberta Hunter




Although Alberta Hunter, who had briefly come out of retirement, gets first billing on this CD reissue, in reality she shares the spotlight with two other veterans of the 1920s: Lucille Hegamin and Victoria Spivey. Each of the singers is featured on four songs apiece while backed by such top players as clarinetist Buster Bailey, trombonist J.C. Higginbottham, and Cliff Jackson or Willie "The Lion" Smith on piano. Hunter is in superior form on such numbers as "You Gotta Reap Just What You Sow" and "I Got a Mind to Ramble," although she would soon be out of music for another 15 years, continuing her work as a nurse. Hegamin (who had not recorded since 1932) was having a brief last hurrah, despite sounding good, and Spivey, reviving her "Black Snake Blues," would soon be launching her own Spivey label. This is a historic and enjoyable set recommended to both classic jazz and blues collectors.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/1992
Label: Obc
UPC: 0025218052023
catalogNumber: 520
Rank: 118240


  1. I Got Myself a Workin' Man
  2. St. Louis Blues
  3. Black Snake Blues
  4. I Got A Mind To Ramble
  5. You'll Want My Love
  6. Going Blues
  7. You Gotta Reap What You Sow
  8. Arkansas Blues
  9. Got The Blues So Bad
  10. Chirpin' The Blues
  11. Has Anybody Seen My Corine?
  12. Let Him Beat Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alberta Hunter   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Victoria Spivey   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet,Tuba
Zutty Singleton   Drums
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Cliff Jackson   Piano
Cecil Scott   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
Gene Brooks   Drums
Lucille Hegamin   Vocals,Track Performer
Henry Goodwin   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Buster Bailey   Contributor
Sidney DeParis   Contributor
Zutty Singleton   Contributor
Chris Albertson   Producer,Liner Notes
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
J.C. Higginbotham   Contributor
Cliff Jackson   Contributor
Cecil Scott   Contributor
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith   Contributor
Gene Brooks   Contributor

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