Alberta Adams

Born with the Blues

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Known as "the Queen of Detroit Blues," Adams' career got a jump start with an explosive four song turn on Cannonball's Blues Across America series. Here she returns with her first full length album. With a core band featuring Johnnie Bassett, Adams runs through a batch of tunes ranging from jump blues, New Orleans R&B, smoky ballads and jazzy slow blues. A seasoned performer, Adams still has a sizable amount of honey in her voice with none of the annoying warbling vibrato that plagues most singers her age. An impressive outing, to say the least. No shrieking, no oodles of noodles disregard for the melody, just solid singing by a true American music treasure.

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