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Ida Cox – Bone Orchard Blues (1928)

Ida Cox (February 26, 1896 – November 10, 1967) was an African American singer and vaudeville performer, best known for her blues performances and recordings. She was billed as “The Uncrowned Queen of the Blues”.

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3 thoughts on “Ida Cox – Bone Orchard Blues (1928)

  1. buffalotompeabody on said:

    Great selection for a Sunday morning! Thank you! Ma Rainey is my all-time favorite. I think she was the first rock and roller! If I had a time machine, the first place I would go would be to a Ma Rainey live performance! After that, I would be very busy catching up on all of the great and historic concerts that took place before I was born. 👍👍

    • Hey Tom,

      If you get that time machine, will you be hiring it out?

      Agree with you on Ma Rainey. What I find interesting, though, is the number of little-known (or lesser-known) artists that were making great music at or around the same time. It’s a constant process of education!

      Thanks a lot for the comment 🙂

      • buffalotompeabody on said:

        My pleasure! Years ago, I read several books containing interviews and performance reviews African American artists 1880-1941. Most were collected from African American newspapers. Most of the information available about these fantastic artists seems to come from those newspaper reviews and interviews. The Ma Rainey home in Columbus Georgia has a Facebook page which has collected All the known photographs of her (less than a dozen).
        I truly enjoy your blog, it keeps me fired up!

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