comeback after 20 years off the music scene was quite inspiring. She was (along with Sippie Wallace
) virtually the only classic blues singer of the 1920s still active during part of the 1980s, and her four Columbia albums (of which this was the third) are surprisingly strong. With able backing by the Gerald Cook
quartet, trumpeter Doc Cheatham
, trombonist Vic Dickenson
and tenor-saxophonist Budd Johnson
, Alberta Hunter
sings some standards (including "Some of These Days," "The Glory of Love" and "I Cried for You"), a few religious hymns ("Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" and "Give Me That Old Time Religion"), the Yiddish tune "Ich Hob Dich Tzufil Lieba" and her own "Alberta's Blues" and "The Love I Have for You."