Ida Cox

Birth and Death Data: Born February 25, 1896, Died November 10, 1967

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81237 10-in. 9/26/1923 Graveyard dream blues Jimmy Jones ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia 81472 10-in. 1/10/1924 Lawdy, lawdy blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Columbia 140108 10-in. 10/15/1924 Death letter blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh S-71961 10-in. 10/11/1923 Graveyard dream blues Clarence Williams' Harmonizing Four ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  


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