Cow Cow Davenport

Cow Cow Davenport

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Edward "Cow Cow" Davenport (April 23, 1894 - December 3, 1955) was an American boogie woogie piano player. He also played the organ and sang. He was born in Anniston, Alabama. Arnold Caplin, on the liner notes to the album Hot Pianos 1926-1940 reports that Davenport started playing the piano at age 12. His family objected strongly to his musical aspirations and sent him to a theological seminary, where he was expelled for playing ragtime. Davenport's career began in the 1920s when he joined Banhoof's Traveling Carnival, a medicine show. His first fame came as accompanist to blues musicians Dora Carr and Ivy Smith. He also performed with Tampa Red. He recorded for many record labels, and was a talent scout and artist for Vocalion Records. Davenport suffered a stroke in the early 1930s and lost movement in his hands. He was washing dishes when he was found by the jazz pianist Art Hodes in 1938. Hodes assisted in his rehabilitation and helped him find new recording contracts.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134972606
  • 9786134972604