Ida <I>Prather</I> Cox


Ida Prather Cox Famous memorial

Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia, USA
Death 10 Nov 1967 (aged 71)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section F Lot 193 Grave 3
Memorial ID 7129165 View Source

Blues Musician. She began her career at the age of 14 working in theaters. She was very popular during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1939 she sang at the Cafe Society and appeared at John Hammond's "Spirituals To Swing Concert". She toured until 1944 when a stroke forced her to retire. In 1961 she came back for on final recording. She worked with Charlie Christian, Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, Oran Page, Jelly Roll Morton, Tommy Ladnier, and Coleman Hawkins. Her songs include "Wild Woman Don't Have The Blues," "Death Letter Blues," "Ida Cox's Lawdy Lawdy Blues," "Mama Papa Turn Your Key," "Graveyard Hound Blues," "Georgia Hound Blues," "Coffin Blues," "Rambling Blues," "Worn Down Daddy Blues," and "You Stole My Man".

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson

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Originally buried in Longview Cemetery. Moved to New Gray Cemetery July 26, 1982 according to New Gray Cemetery Records

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 30 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7129165
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Prather Cox (25 Feb 1896–10 Nov 1967), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7129165, citing Longview Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .