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Born Ida Prather in Toccoa, Georgia, she left home at fourteen to tour with a minstrel revue. Cox excelled at vaudeville singing, but when the popularity of vaudeville shows began to fade, she transformed herself into a formidable blues singer and worked the Southern tent show and vaudeville circuit. She spent some time with pianist Jelly Roll Morton before signing a recording contract with Paramount in 1923. In 1923 she made her first blues recordings, "Graveyard Dream Blues" and "Weary Way Blues," for the Paramount label. She met with immediate success and went on to record seventy-eight songs between 1923 and 1929, including "Cemetery Blues," "Handy Man," and her best-known song, "Wild Women Don't Have the Blues." Cox wrote most of the songs that she recorded. Many of the seventy- eight songs Cox recorded for the label through 1929, and with other labels like Broadway and Silvertone (using pseudonyms such as Kate Lewis, Velma Bradley, Julia Powers, and Jane Smith) dealt with themes aimed at female audiences

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Article: Radio

New Releases Plus A Special Birthday Shoutout For A Broad Spectrum

Read "New Releases Plus A Special Birthday Shoutout For A Broad Spectrum" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy fifth birthday to A Broad Spectrum! Nice to celebrate a milestone after almost a year of remote broadcasting but better times are coming. Music remains a healing force. This broadcast includes new releases from Roseanna Vitro, Out To Dinner, Peter Eldridge, Charles McPherson, Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent and Idit Shner with birthday shout outs ...

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Article: Radio

Women's History Month Begins and A Broad Spectrum Celebrates Four Years!

Read "Women's History Month Begins and A Broad Spectrum Celebrates Four Years!" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy fourth birthday to A Broad Spectrum! We hope to be on the air for many years to come. The first broadcast of Women's History Month includes new releases from vocalists Sinne Eeg, Aubrey Johnson, Judy Niemack and Gina Saputo, pianists Lara Driscoll, Jen Allen, saxophonist Jimmy Greene and ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, with birthday shout ...

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Article: Radio

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues - Happy birthday to Ida Cox

Read "Wild Women Don't Get the Blues - Happy birthday to Ida Cox" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast on the first Sunday of Women's History Month included new releases from Jenna Mammina, Lioness and Claudia Acuna with birthday shout outs to Ida Cox, baritone saxophonist Claire Daly, vocalists Roseanna Vitro, Sara Gazarek, Sara Serpa, and pianist Kirk Nurock among others, plus a sampling of who's playing around town and tributes to Andre ...

Article: Album Review

Cecile McLorin Salvant: Dreams and Daggers

Read "Dreams and Daggers" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


È un disco importante questo di Cécile McLorin Salvant. Il disco della piena maturità, quello che segna la consacrazione della giovane vocalist nell'olimpo del canto jazz. Dopo tre lavori in studio (l'ultimo dei quali vincitore di un Grammy) Cécile dimostra con questo doppio live di non essere solo la voce afro-americana più avvincente del presente ma ...

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Article: Album Review

Blastula: Lingue di fuoco

Read "Lingue di fuoco" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Mettete Joni Mitchell e Nina Simone, Cathy Berberian e Bjork, Patti Smith e Ida Cox--ossia voci straordinarie e icone femminili altrettanto straordinarie-- nelle mani di Cristiano Calcagnile e nella voce di Monica Demuru, otterrete Lingue di fuoco, opera seconda del duo denominato Blastula. Il disco è affascinante, mutevole, sorprendente, insolito, coraggioso, profondo e ...

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News: Radio

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Blues Queens Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Blues Queens Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, actor Vernel Bagneris and singer Topsy Chapman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in a tribute to Ma Rainey, her Rabbit Foot Minstrels and blues shouters of the Deep South in the 1920s. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM sattelite radio and can be ...

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Video

Four Day Creep

Featuring the music of Ida Cox
Duration: 1:53

Some of the original words to "Outside Woman Blues"
Album

Blues for Rampart Street

Label: Riverside
Released: 1991

Album

I Can't Quit My Man

Label: The ACT Company
Released: 1991


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