Cooney Vaughn

Profile:
(piano, vocal, trombone)
born: possibly Barto, Miss., c. 1900
died: possibly Laurel, Miss., mid-1950s
Big Joe Williams said: "Cooney was a right-hand man. He played blues and real music. He had a band with Nap Hayes from Tupelo, Mississippi, on guitar."
According to Luke Parmley: "He played for himself around Jackson - he could juke them folks awhile."
Roosevelt Holts: "He played in Magnolia and McComb, Mississippi and Bogalusa, Louisiana - mostly McComb. He started on organ."
Lee Collins: "Cooney never left the South, always stayed around Hattiesburg. He was a piano, player from his heart and could also fake a little trombone."
in 1920-1, Collins led a band in Hattiesburg, Miss., with Vaughn (trombone), Ed Hall (clarinet), and Jug Shaw (piano). Cooney recorded there in 1936. The Mississippi Jook Band sides (with the gospel duo Blind Roosevelt and Uaroy Graves) feature his exciting hot piano, which is reminiscent of Octave Crosby and Arizona Dranes. His solo recordings remain unissued, so one can only wonder if "Out West Blues" could be the Bob Morton number. In Cooney's "Trembling Blues" Little Brother Montgomery plays semi-quavers in the right hand, again suggesting strong jazz inflections.
(from "Deep South Piano" by Karl Gert zur Heine)
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Instruments & Performance

Cooney Vaughn - Blues Classics By The Jug, Jook And Washboard Bands album art Various Hittin' The Bottle Stomp Various - Blues Classics By The Jug, Jook And Washboard Bands (Comp) Blues Classics US 1964 Sell This Version
Cooney Vaughn - The Story Of The Blues album art Various Dangerous Woman Various - The Story Of The Blues (Comp) CBS, CBS, CBS US 1969 Sell This Version
PY 4410 Cooney Vaughn - 'That's Where I Was Born' - Territory Blues 1934-1941 album art Various Barbecue Moaner and 3 more… Various - 'That's Where I Was Born' - Territory Blues 1934-1941(LP, Comp, Mono) Magpie Records (2) PY 4410 UK 1977 Sell This Version
Cooney Vaughn - The Story Of The Blues (A Documentary History Of The Blues On Record Compiled By Paul Oliver) album art Various / Paul Oliver Dangerous Woman Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues (A Documentary History Of The Blues On Record Compiled By Paul Oliver) (Comp) CBS Germany 1981 Sell This Version
CK 46780 Cooney Vaughn - Good Time Blues: Harmonicas, Kazoos, Washboards & Cow-Bells album art Various Hittin' The Bottle Stomp and 2 more… Various - Good Time Blues: Harmonicas, Kazoos, Washboards & Cow-Bells(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) Legacy CK 46780 US 1991 Sell This Version
RVN 211, none Cooney Vaughn - Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Volume Four album art Harry Smith Barbecue Bust Harry Smith - Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Volume Four(2xCD, Comp, RE + Boo) Revenant, Harry Smith Archives RVN 211, none US 2007 Sell This Version
JSP7781 Cooney Vaughn - When The Levee Breaks (Mississippi Blues) album art Various Hittin' The Bottle Stomp and 3 more… Various - When The Levee Breaks (Mississippi Blues)(4xCD, Comp, RM + Box) JSP Records JSP7781 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SPV 91672 CD Various Various - Good Time Blues (Harmonicas, Kazoos, Washboards & Cow-Bells)(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Label (3) SPV 91672 CD Europe 2008 Sell This Version
WSE 110 Cooney Vaughn - (1929-1936): Complete Recordings In Chronological Order Wolf Records album art Blind Roosevelt Graves Hittin' The Bottle Stomp and 3 more… Blind Roosevelt Graves - (1929-1936): Complete Recordings In Chronological Order Wolf Records(LP, Comp, Mono) Wolf Records (2) WSE 110 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
66218 Various / Paul Oliver Dangerous Woman Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono, RE, Red) CBS 66218 UK Unknown Sell This Version