Cow Cow Davenport

Real Name:
Charles Edward Davenport
Profile:
American boogie woogie and piano blues player as well as a vaudeville entertainer. He also played the organ and sang.
Born 23 April 1894 in Anniston, ALA, USA, died 2 December 1955 in Cleveland, OH, USA.

As a youngster played ragtime and blues for private affairs, in honky-tonks and brothels around Birmingham, Ala., playing ground for much piano talent: Pinetop Smith, Jabo Williams, Walter Roland, Arthur Bascomb, Avery Parrish, George Tremer, Robert McCoy, Mack Rhinehart, Fred Longshaw, even Jelly Roll Morton. Travelled with tent shows, later on the TOBA (Theatre Owners Booking Association) circuit. Frequented Chicago and Detroit in the late 1920s. Settled in Cleveland in the late 1930s. Cut numerous gramophone records and some piano rolls. His 'Cow Cow Blues' is a boogie classic built around a bass line turning up in several other blues. Little Brother Montgomery and Sweet Williams learned it from Cow Cow at Chicago house rent parties.
(from "Deep South Piano" by Karl Gert zur Heide)
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Albums

BL 58018 Cow Cow Davenport - Boogie Woogie Piano album art Montana Taylor, Romeo Nelson, Speckled Red, Cow Cow Davenport Montana Taylor, Romeo Nelson, Speckled Red, Cow Cow Davenport - Boogie Woogie Piano Brunswick BL 58018 US 1950 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

8284 Cow Cow Davenport - Fifth Street Blues / Black Girl Gets There Just The Same album art Davenport* And Carr* Davenport* And Carr* - Fifth Street Blues / Black Girl Gets There Just The Same(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8284 US 1926 Sell This Version
12439 Cow Cow Davenport - Goin' Home Blues / Jim Crow Blues album art Cow Cow Davenport Goin' Home Blues / Jim Crow Blues(Shellac, 10") Paramount 12439 US 1927 Sell This Version
1198 Cow Cow Davenport - Cow Cow Blues / State Street Jive album art Cow Cow Davenport / Cow Cow Davenport And Ivy Smith Cow Cow Davenport / Cow Cow Davenport And Ivy Smith - Cow Cow Blues / State Street Jive(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1198 US 1928 Sell This Version
12800 Cow Cow Davenport - Chimes Blues / Slow Drag album art Cow Cow Davenport Chimes Blues / Slow Drag Paramount 12800 US 1929 Sell This Version
1253 Cow Cow Davenport - Chimin' The Blues / Alabama Strut album art Cow Cow Davenport / Cow Cow Davenport And Ivy Smith Cow Cow Davenport / Cow Cow Davenport And Ivy Smith - Chimin' The Blues / Alabama Strut(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1253 US 1929 Sell This Version
7813 Cow Cow Davenport - Scat Skunk / The Mess Is Here album art Blue Lu Barker With Danny Barker's Fly Cats / Cow Cow Davenport Blue Lu Barker With Danny Barker's Fly Cats / Cow Cow Davenport - Scat Skunk / The Mess Is Here(Shellac, 10") Decca 7813 US 1939 Sell This Version
C3 Cow Cow Davenport - Run Into Me / Hobson City Stomp album art "Cow Cow" Davenport* Run Into Me / Hobson City Stomp(Shellac, 10") Comet (8) C3 US 1945 Sell This Version
03509 Cow Cow Davenport - Don't You Loud-Mouth Me / That'll Get It album art Cow Cow Davenport Don't You Loud-Mouth Me / That'll Get It Brunswick 03509 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SD-104 Cow Cow Davenport - New Cow Cow Blues / Stealin' Blues album art Cow Cow Davenport New Cow Cow Blues / Stealin' Blues(Shellac, 10", RE) S D SD-104 US Unknown Sell This Version
7486 Cow Cow Davenport - Don't You Loudmouth Me / That'll Get It album art Cow Cow Davenport Don't You Loudmouth Me / That'll Get It(Shellac, 10") Decca 7486 US Unknown Sell This Version
A.043 Cow Cow Davenport - Chimes Blues-Souther Jack Chimes / Slow Drag album art Cow Cow Davenport Chimes Blues-Souther Jack Chimes / Slow Drag(Shellac, 10") AFCDJ A.043 France Unknown Sell This Version
7462 Cow Cow Davenport - I Ain't No Ice Man / Railroad Blues album art Cow Cow Davenport I Ain't No Ice Man / Railroad Blues(Shellac, 10") Decca 7462 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

SM 3121 Cow Cow Davenport - Great Jazz Pianos 1926-1940 album art Fats Waller - Cow Cow Davenport - Jelly Roll Morton - Montana Taylor Fats Waller - Cow Cow Davenport - Jelly Roll Morton - Montana Taylor - Great Jazz Pianos 1926-1940(LP, Comp) Joker (2) SM 3121 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SM 3121 Cow Cow Davenport - Great Jazz Pianos 1926-1940 album art Fats Waller - Cow Cow Davenport - Jelly Roll Morton - Montana Taylor Fats Waller - Cow Cow Davenport - Jelly Roll Morton - Montana Taylor - Great Jazz Pianos 1926-1940(LP, Comp) Joker (2) SM 3121 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
510.122 Cow Cow Davenport - Piano In Style 2 "Black Fingers" 1928-1938 album art Cow Cow Davenport, Montana Taylor, Romeo Nelson, Rufus Perryman, Alexander Hill, Honey Hill, Mary Lou Williams Cow Cow Davenport, Montana Taylor, Romeo Nelson, Rufus Perryman, Alexander Hill, Honey Hill, Mary Lou Williams - Piano In Style 2 "Black Fingers" 1928-1938(LP, Comp) MCA Records 510.122 France 1975 Sell This Version
OL 2811 Cow Cow Davenport - Cow Cow Blues album art Cow Cow Davenport Cow Cow Blues(LP, Comp, Mono) Oldie Blues OL 2811 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
PY 1814 Cow Cow Davenport - Alabama Strut album art Cow Cow Davenport Alabama Strut(LP, Comp, Mono) Magpie Records (2) PY 1814 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CJM 88503 C Meade "Lux" Lewis, Will Ezell, Jabo Williams, Cow-Cow Davenport* & Various Meade "Lux" Lewis, Will Ezell, Jabo Williams, Cow-Cow Davenport* & Various - The Original Honky Tonk Piano (Comp, Album) Classic Jazz Masters CJM 88503 C Europe 1983 Sell This Version
BoB-7, BoB 7 Cow Cow Davenport - 1926-1938 album art Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport* 1926-1938(LP, Comp, Mono) Best Of Blues, Best Of Blues BoB-7, BoB 7 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
BoB 5 CD, BoB 5 Cow Cow Davenport - 1926-1938 album art Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport* 1926-1938(CD, Comp) Best Of Blues, Best Of Blues BoB 5 CD, BoB 5 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
DLP 557 Cow Cow Davenport - (1927-1929) album art Cow Cow Davenport With Ivy Smith Cow Cow Davenport With Ivy Smith - (1927-1929)(LP, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RM) Document Records (2) DLP 557 Austria 1989 Sell This Version
DOCD-5141 Cow Cow Davenport - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 album art Cow Cow Davenport Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Document Records (2) DOCD-5141 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
DOCD-5141 Cow Cow Davenport - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 album art Cow Cow Davenport Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Document Records (2) DOCD-5141 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
DOCD-5142 Cow Cow Davenport - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order - Vol. 2 (22 May 1929 to 1945)  album art Cow Cow Davenport Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order - Vol. 2 (22 May 1929 to 1945) (CD, Comp, RM) Document Records (2) DOCD-5142 Austria 1994 Sell This Version