Alberta Hunter Quotes

Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an American jazz singer and songwriter who had a successful career from the early 1920s to the late 1950s, and then stopped performing. After twenty years of working as a nurse, in 1977 Hunter successfully resumed her popular singing career until her death

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Alberta Hunter


I'm having a good time, Please don't blame me, I'm knocking myself out Don't try to tame me Let me have my fun, I've got to have my fling, Some folks say I'm blowing my top Talk don't mean a thing,...

Alberta Hunter


The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues. I know that I don't want no musicians who know all about music playin' for me.

Alberta Hunter


Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.

Alberta Hunter


Maybe if I knew music, I couldn't do what I am doing.

Alberta Hunter


I'm just singing for the women who think they can't speak out. Can't a man alive mistreat me, 'cause I know who I am.

Alberta Hunter


“Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.”

Alberta Hunter


“I'm not living the blues; I'm just singing for the women who think they can't speak out. Can't a man alive mistreat me, 'cause I know who I am.”

Alberta Hunter


“None of them going to treat me bad, honey, I'm too strict for that.”

Alberta Hunter


The blues? Why, the blues are a part of me. They're like a chant. The blues are like spirituals, almost sacred. When we sing blues, we're singing out our hearts, we're singing out our feelings. Maybe we're hurt and just can't answer back, then we sing or maybe even hum the blues. When I sing, 'I walk the floor, wring my hands and cry -- Yes, I walk the floor, wring my hands and cry,'... what I'm doing is letting my soul out.

Alberta Hunter


Iâ??ve been more places by accident than most people have been on purpose.

Alberta Hunter


People think the blues is sad. They hear people moaning and such. That's not the blues. That's just somebody singing slow...The blues is about truth-telling.

Alberta Hunter


“I've got the world in a jug/ The stopper's in my hand.”

Alberta Hunter