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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 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 74008 7/16/1947 Bad luck blues Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 74009 7/16/1947 Box car shorty Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 74142 11/19/1947 Beggin' woman Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 74143 11/19/1947 Sadie Brown Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 74144 11/19/1947 Evolution blues Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 74145 11/19/1947 Box car shorty's confession Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 76149 4/10/1950 Looking for my baby Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 76150 4/10/1950 High powered gal Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 76151 4/10/1950 Chicken a la blues Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 76152 4/10/1950 Poor man's blues Cousin Joe vocalist  
Decca 85563 12/8/1953 I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus Freddie Kohlman Band vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cousin Joe," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310018.

Cousin Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310018.

"Cousin Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310018

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