Cousin Joe

Pleasant Joseph known as Cousin Joe (December 20, 1907 — October 2, 1989) was an American blues and jazz singer, later famous for his 1940s recordings with clarinetist Sidney Bechet and saxophonist Mezz Mezzrow.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1907 (St. John the Baptist Parish), Died 1989 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Signature SRC 439 10-in. approximately 1947 Come down baby Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe vocalist  
Signature SRC 440 10-in. approximately 1947 Bachelor's blues Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe vocalist  
Signature SRC 441 10-in. approximately 1947 Don't pay me no mind Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe vocalist  
Signature SRC 442 10-in. approximately 1947 I had to stop to conquer you, baby Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe vocalist  
Signature SRC 443 10-in. approximately 1947 Blues, part 1 Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe vocalist  
Signature SRC 444 10-in. approximately 1947 Blues, part 2 Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Joe, Cousin," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105468.

Joe, Cousin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105468.

"Joe, Cousin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105468

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