Alberta Adams

Born: 
07/26/1917
City: 
Indianapolis
Region: 
Indiana
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1930's-1990's
Instruments: 
Vocals

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Alberta Adams, born Roberta Louise Osborn, is an American Detroit blues, jump blues, and Chicago blues singer. Adams was raised in Detroit, Michigan by a relative, and began performing as a tap dancer in the 1930s. In 1942, she appeared at Club B&C, amidst other artists such as John Lee Hooker.

In 1952, she landed a recording contract with Chess Records and recorded alongside Red Saunders for the record label. Adams toured alongside Duke Ellington, Eddie Vinson, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, and T-Bone Walker amongst others. Her solo career saw her secure a recording contract with the now defunct Cannonball Records, and she recorded two albums for them: 1999's Born With the Blues and 2000's Say Baby Say. Her 2004 album, I'm on the Move, was released on the Eastlawn Records label.

At age 91, Adams returned to the studio and recorded Detroit Is My Home. Ann Rabson, Cee Cee Collins and Thornetta Davis guested on various tracks.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Roy Eldridge Orchestra 03/01/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Roy Eldridge Orchestra 03/02/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Roy Eldridge Orchestra 03/03/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Roy Eldridge Orchestra 03/04/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Roy Eldridge Orchestra 03/05/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Roy Eldridge Orchestra 03/06/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Roy Eldridge Orchestra 03/07/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Bluzettes 12/18/1953 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
The Bluzettes 12/19/1953 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
The Bluzettes 12/20/1953 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
The Bluzettes 12/21/1953 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
The Bluzettes 12/22/1953 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
The Bluzettes 12/23/1953 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
The Bluzettes 12/24/1953 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/11/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/12/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/13/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/14/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/15/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/16/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/17/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/18/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/19/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/20/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/21/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA

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