Alberta Jones Where Have All The Black Men Gone? (1928)





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Uploaded on Jul 31, 2010

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As far as the life of Alberta Jones, nothing is known and that's a pretty strange fact since she had a recording career that spanned seven years. She made two recordings in December of 1923 for Columbia that were unissued. She returned to the studio two years later recording for Gennett and the critics that heard her first issued recording thought that she was "off-key" and horrible. Most of her musicians were undocumented even though Duke Ellington played piano on two of her 1926 sides. She stayed on the Gennett/Champion label roster making her final recordings in the summer of 1930. Alberta sings here in a risque manner, claiming that only a black man can satisfy her, and a man of "lighter skin" won't do.

Alberta Jones:Vocals

Other musicians unknown

Recorded in New York City, N.Y. c. July 11, 1928

Originally issued on the 1928 single (Gennett (New Electrobeam) 6535) Also issued on Champion 15550 and Supertone 9290 (78 RPM)
(Note:the reverse side of the Champion issue is "Dead Drunk Blues" by Lillian Miller)

This recording taken from the 1997 CD "Vocal Blues & Jazz (1921-1930) (Austria)

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