Ida Cox

Ida Cox

Ida Cox

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Top Songs

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Wild Women Don't Have The Blues [Album Version]
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Death Letter Blues (10/31/1939)
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Blues For Rampart Street [Album Version]
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Graveyard Dream Blues
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Coffin Blues

Albums

  • Confidential Blues - The Early Years

    Apr 2021 • 12 songs

  • Milestones of Legends - Female Blues Singers, Vol. 5
  • Fore Day Blues

    May 2015 • 2 songs

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Ida Cox

Biography

One of the finest classic blues singers of the 1920s, Ida Cox was singing in theaters by the time she was 14. She recorded regularly during 1923-1929 (her "Wild Woman Don't Have the Blues" and "Death Letter Blues" are her best-known songs). Although she was off-record during much of the 1930s, Cox was able to continue working and in 1939 she sang at Cafe Society, appeared at John Hammond's Spirituals to Swing concert, and made some new records. Cox toured with shows until a 1944 stroke pushed her into retirement; she came back for an impressive final recording in 1961. Cox l...
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