Alberta Adams (c. 1920), born Roberta Louise Osborne, is a Detroit blues,
jump blues and Chicago blues singer born in Indianapolis, Indiana sometime in
the early 1920s. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan by a relative, and got
her break in the 1940s performing in a club on Hastings Street amidst other
John Lee Hooker.
Soon after she landed a contract with Chess Records and recorded alongside
for the label. She found herself touring with the likes of Duke Ellington,
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
and Louis Jordan, only to name a few. Her solo career really did not lift off
ground until the 1990s, when she landed a contract with the now defunct
Cannonball Records and recorded two albums for them, 1999s Born With the
Blues and 2000s Say Baby Say. Her latest album is from 2004 titled
I'm on the Move, done for the Eastlawn Records label.
(quoted from wikipedia.org)
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Biographical Information on Alberta Adams
Alberta Adams biography at spanglerbluesproductions.com.
Alberta Adams biography at bluesboys.com.
Alberta Adams biography by Ray M. Stiles.
Alberta Adams biography at wikipedia.org.
Alberta Adams biography by Richard J. Skelly.
Various Articles on Alberta Adams
Article at museum.msu.edu.
Article by Michael Murphy.
Article by Karen McFarland.
Reviews and Critiques of Alberta Adams Live Performances and Recordings
Alberta Adams w/ R. J. Spangler and the Detroit Rhythm Rockers at The BamBoo Room - Lake Worth, FL January 12, 2002. Review by Dave "Doc" Piltz.
Live at Brackin's Bar, Maryville, TN - Alberta Adams, 03/26/2006. Review by Gary W. Miller.
Alberta Adams Interviews
Interview with Alberta Adams, June 24, 2000 Apple River Blues Festival. By Jacquie Maddix Johnson.
Scott talks to Detroil blues singer Alberta Adams who recorded her first album at the age of 77. RAM file, runtime 11:56.
Alberta Adams Photos
Several Alberta Adams photos at members.cox.net/bluesbus4.
Several Alberta Adams photos at talkinblues.com.
Several Alberta Adams photos at wmbs.org.
Numerous Alberta Adams photos at bluessource.com.
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