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 Date Venue Citysort descending Region Country
Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 09/14/2002 Gallup Park Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & the Crosstown Band 01/18/1984 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & the Crosstown Band 01/26/1984 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & the Crosstown Blues Band 07/08/1983 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & the Crosstown Blues Band 07/09/1983 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & the Crosstown Blues Band 08/05/1983 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & the Crosstown Blues Band 08/06/1983 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & the Crosstown Blues Band 10/06/1983 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & the Crosstown Blues Band 10/25/1983 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Alberta Adams 02/18/2000 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams 02/19/2000 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams 03/10/2000 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams 03/11/2000 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & Blue Suit 01/23/1998 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams 09/29/2000 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & Blue Suit 01/24/1998 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams 09/30/2000 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & Blue Suit 02/27/1998 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
Alberta Adams & Blue Suit 02/28/1998 Fox & Hounds Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA
RJ Spangler Trio w/ Alberta Adams 01/09/2011 Chelsea District Library Chelsea Michigan USA
Alberta Adams 02/23/2002 Mega Blues Clinton Township Michigan USA
Veteran's Day Blues Jubilee 11/11/1989 Moby Dick's Dearborn Michigan USA
Bull Moose Jackson 03/14/1955 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Alberta Adams 06/24/1999 Music Menu Detroit Michigan USA
The Bluzettes 12/22/1953 Flame Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA

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