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Alberta Hunter was a jazz and blues artist who was in high demand all over the world in the 1920’s.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1895, Hunter came from a poor family. To pursue her dream of singing, she packed up and moved to Chicago. A teenage Hunter worked as a potato peeler to earn a living by day, then searched every club by night for a gig.

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