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 23, 1894 (Anniston), Died December 2, 1955 (Cleveland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1940

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

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-99 of 99 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gennett 15500 10-in. 8/27/1929 Cheating only blues Ivy Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 15501 10-in. 8/27/1929 Wringing and twistin' papa Ivy Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 15502 10-in. 8/27/1929 Got jelly on my mind Ivy Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 15503 10-in. 8/27/1929 I'm goin' back to get some more Two Boys from Savannah Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 15504 10-in. 8/27/1929 Messed up blues Two Boys from Savannah Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 15505 10-in. 8/27/1929 He don't mean no harm Charlie Davenport ; Ivy Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 15506 10-in. 8/27/1929 You got another thought coming to you Charlie Davenport ; Ivy Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16725 10-in. 6/6/1930 Gypsy woman blues Ivy Smith Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16726 10-in. 6/6/1930 Milkman blues Ivy Smith Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16728 10-in. 6/6/1930 Now she gives it away Cow Cow Davenport ; Ivy Smith Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gennett 16729 10-in. 6/6/1930 Kokomo blues Walter Fennell Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16730 10-in. 6/6/1930 Evening when the sun comes down Walter Fennell Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16731 10-in. 6/7/1930 Railroad blues Cow Cow Davenport Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gennett 16734 10-in. 6/7/1930 Casey Jones blues Cow Cow Davenport Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16736 10-in. 6/7/1930 She knows how to sell that stuff Ivy Smith Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16738 10-in. 6/7/1930 Alabammy mistreated Cow Cow Davenport ; Ivy Smith Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gennett 16740 10-in. 6/7/1930 Hard rock blues Walter Fennell Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16741 10-in. 6/7/1930 Avenue C blues Cow Cow Davenport ; Walter Fennell Guitar and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 16742 10-in. 6/7/1930 That's the kind of girl I'm looking for Iva Smith and her Buddies Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63763 10-in. 5/12/1938 Don't you loud mouth me Cow Cow Davenport vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63764 10-in. 5/12/1938 I ain't no ice man Cow Cow Davenport vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63765 10-in. 5/12/1938 The mess is here Cow Cow Davenport vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63766 10-in. 5/12/1938 Railroad blues Cow Cow Davenport vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63767 10-in. 5/12/1938 That'll get it Cow Cow Davenport vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-99 of 99 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davenport, Cow Cow," accessed June 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105569.

Davenport, Cow Cow. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105569.

"Davenport, Cow Cow." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 June 2024.

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