COW COW BLUES

Latest update on 03/02/2016

Artist: Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport
Author: Charles Davenport
Label: Okeh
Year: 1925

Vocal: Dora Carr. Version reissued on his lp Alabama Strut (Magpie) and on the Retrospective 1925-1950 box set in the Columbia/Legacy series Roots 'n Blues. Cow Cow Davenport also made a piano roll version in 1924.

Covers:

1927:

Cow Cow Davenport [accompanied on cornet; his pure piano instrumental is from '28 (Vocalion)]

1928:

DeFord Bailey [as Davidson County Blues]

1930:

Bo Carter [as That Lonesome Train Took My Baby]

1940:

Bob Crosby

1942:

Freddie Slack & Ella Mae Morse [as Cow Cow Boogie (Raye/DePaul/Carter); Capitol's first big hit; also in film Reveille With Beverly in '43]

1942:

Pete Brown & Sammy Price [as Cannonball]

1943:

Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots [as Cow Cow Boogie; first in film Ride 'Em Cowboy, later also in film Raging Bull]

1953:

Ray Charles [in the intro of Mess Around]

1953:

Paul Gayten

1953:

Jan August

1955:

Merrill E. Moore

1961:

Memphis Slim

1965:

Animals [crediting Ahmed Ertegun]

1974:

Professor Longhair [in intro Mess Around]

1987:

Judds

1992:

Mr. Boogie Woogie & The Firesweep Bluesband

1993:

Tim Elliott & The Troublemakers

2007:

Tracy Nelson [all as Cow Cow Boogie]

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