Cow Cow Davenport

Charles Edward "Cow Cow" Davenport (April 23, 1894 – December 3, 1955) was an American boogie-woogie and piano blues player as well as a vaudeville entertainer. He also played the organ and sang.

Davenport, who also made recordings under the pseudonyms of Bat The Humming Bird, George Hamilton and The Georgia Grinder, is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 23rd, 1894 (Anniston), Died Cleveland

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, baritone vocal, piano, lyricist, songwriter, speaker

Notes: Listed in Victor ledgers as Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport. Listed on some disc labels as Chas. Davenport.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98654 10-in. 1/17/1936 Mama don't allow it Swing Kings ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050535 10-in. 5/8/1940 Cow Cow blues Delta Rhythm Band ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 9586 Not documented 3/11/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Davenport and Carr Female-male vocal duet, with trumpet and piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh 9587 Not documented 3/11/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Davenport and Carr ; Cow Cow Davenport ; Shelton T. Reamey Female-male vocal duet, with trumpet and piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh 9588 10-in. 3/11/1926 If you think you're gonna get what I got, you got another thought coming to you Davenport and Carr ; Eddie Heywood ; Shelton T. Reamey Female-male vocal duet, with trumpet and piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh 9589 10-in. 3/11/1926 Alabama mistreater Davenport and Carr ; Eddie Heywood ; Shelton T. Reamey Female-male vocal duet, with trumpet and piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-72299 10-in. Jan. 1924 Bring it on home blues Dora Carr ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-72300 10-in. Jan. 1924 You might pizen me Dora Carr ; Cow Cow Davenport ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
OKeh 73660 10-in. 10/1/1925 Good woman's blues Dora Carr ; Cow Cow Davenport ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73661 10-in. 10/1/1925 He don't mean no harm Dora Carr ; Cow Cow Davenport ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73662 10-in. 10/1/1925 Black girl gets there just the same Davenport and Carr ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
OKeh 73665 10-in. 10/1/1925 Gonna steal somebody's man Dora Carr ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
OKeh 73666 10-in. 10/1/1925 Fifth Street blues Davenport and Carr ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
OKeh 73667 10-in. 10/1/1925 Cow Cow blues Dora Carr ; Cow Cow Davenport Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2048 10-in. 7/12/1928 Shadow blues Cow Cow Davenport ; Iva Smith Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick C2049 10-in. 7/12/1928 He don’t mean me no harm Cow Cow Davenport ; Iva Smith Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2063 10-in. 7/16/1928 Cow Cow blues Cow Cow Davenport Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2064 10-in. 7/16/1928 State Street jive Cow Cow Davenport Piano solo, with talk composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2190 10-in. 8/9/1928 Rooster crowing blues Hound Head Henry Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2274 10-in. 8/29/1928 Cryin’ blues Hound Head Henry Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick C2275 10-in. 8/29/1928 Laughin’ blues Hound Head Henry Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick C2327 10-in. 9/19/1928 Rooster crowin’ blues Hound Head Henry Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano songwriter  
Brunswick C2378 10-in. 10/2/1928 Chimin’ the blues Cow Cow Davenport Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick C2379 10-in. 10/2/1928 Alabama strut Cow Cow Davenport Piano, with dance calls instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick C2433 10-in. 10/10/1928 Some cold rainy day Bertha Chippie Hill ; Tampa Red Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davenport, Cow Cow," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105569.

Davenport, Cow Cow. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105569.

"Davenport, Cow Cow." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

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