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Alberta Hunter:
My Castle's Rockin'
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Description This award-winning concert film portrays the life of the legendary singer/songwriter, known for her independent spirit and often naughty lyrics. After achieving success for over 40 years with starring roles on Broadway, international tours, and more than a dozen hits, including Downhearted Blues, which became Bessie Smiths biggest hit in 1923Alberta left show business at age 62 to become a nurse.

Twenty years later, at age 82 (the hospital thought she was 70), she was forced to retire. Still full of energy, she returned to singing and made a critically acclaimed comeback, one that made her more popular than in her heyday. Live from The Cookery in New York, she knocks out numbers ranging from the lascivious Handy Man to the classic Darktown Strutters Ball, her voice full and rich, hands gesturing, winking at the audiencea consummate showman to the end.

Alberta opened her personal archives to Producer/Director Stuart Goldman and shared materials never seen before, as well as her last filmed interview prior to her death in 1984 at age 89. In addition to her own provocative and witty performances, this film, narrated by Billy Taylor, features music of her friends and colleagues Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake, Bessie Smith, King Oliver, Paul Robeson & Fats Waller.

This DVD is encoded for Region 1 (U.S. & Canada only) and will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
Track Listing My Castle's Rockin'
Two-Fisted Double-Jointed Rough & Ready Man
Darktown Strutters Ball
Downhearted Blues
I've Got a Mind to Ramble
Black Shadows
I'm Havin a Good Time
Handy Man
You're Welcome to Come Home
The Love I Have For You
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