Friday, September 23, 2011

Alberta Hunter: Remember My Name (1978)

Columbia JS 35553

Alberta Hunter was a renowned singer in the 1920's and 30's who left music to become a nurse but returned to performing in her eighties. There are numerous CD compilations of her early work, but only two CDs of her later work: Downhearted Blues, a live recording from 1981, and Amtrak Blues, a studio album from 1978.

This 1978 LP, which allmusic calls "her definitive late-period album," is not on CD. This was a thrift store find (99¢), in good but not great shape.

From allmusic: "Although the cover on this album makes it look as if this is a soundtrack album (the singer had written several songs for the film "Remember My Name"), this is actually an important studio set."

This album was released on CD February 12, 2013. The sample tracks have been removed.


  1. Thanks. Why They are still sitting on this is such a mystery. Bless you.

  2. One of many great recordings that are not on CD. Glad you're enjoying it.

  3. Wounded Bird Records/Sony Commercial Music Group will be releasing this soundtrack in October 2012. Thank you for your interest and support in Alberta Hunter.

  4. Thanks, Jeff. I look forward to hearing the CD.

  5. just a FYI they have released remember my name.

    But thank you for your release that held me over till they opened the vault

  6. I'm glad you enjoyed them. The sample tracks were removed when the CD was released in February 2013.