HONORING A LEGEND – DETROIT’S ORIGINAL QUEEN OF THE BLUES: This week marks the one year anniversary of Alberta Adams death

HONORING A LEGEND – DETROIT’S ORIGINAL QUEEN OF THE BLUES: This week marks the one year anniversary of Alberta Adams death

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Monday, 21 December 2015
Detroit Music Station

She was Detroit’s undisputed Queen of The Blues for as long back as anyone can remember. She sang with such musical legends as T-Bone Walker, Duke Ellington, John Lee Hooker and Johnnie Bassett and recorded on such labels as Chess Records , Thelma Records and Cannonball Records. This week marks the one year anniversary of Alberta Adams death – she passed on Christmas Day 2014 at the age of 97.

Just weeks before her passing, Brett Callwood wrote a wonderful tribute to her storied career in the Metro Times that is definitely worth re-reading:

http://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/alberta-adams-still-reigns-supreme-after-70-years-in-the-music-business/Content?oid=2272854

Earlier this year, The Detroit Blues’ Society crowned a new Queen of the Blues – Thornetta Davis – a subject of an upcoming tribute here when we will also broadcast the Blues Girls of Summer 2015 – filmed live at Hastings Street Ballroom in its entirety. In the meantime, however, enjoy one of Alberta Adams’ more recent recorded performances – the 2010 Concert of Colors singing “Detroit is My Home”.

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