Albinia Jones was born on November 1914 in Gulfport, Mississippi and died on June 1989, New York City, New York, USA. Jones arrived in New York in 1932, her only singing experience at the Mt. Holy Baptists Church in Gulfport.
Her first professional engagement was at the Elk's Rendez-vous Club, which proved so successful that she was retained for nine months. Other nightclubs she sang in included the Club Harlem, the Village Vanguard and Murrains Cafe. Her first recordings in late 30's and early 40's featured jazz musicians Lester Young and Dizzy Gillespie. MP3: Give It Up Daddy Blues