Bill Cox

b. 4 August 1897, Kanawha County, Kentucky, USA. d. 10 December 1968, USA. Known as the Dixie Songbird, Cox made many recordings, mostly for Conqueror Records. Unusually, and in contrast with his seemingly…
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b. 4 August 1897, Kanawha County, Kentucky, USA. d. 10 December 1968, USA. Known as the Dixie Songbird, Cox made many recordings, mostly for Conqueror Records. Unusually, and in contrast with his seemingly inoffensive nickname, many of Cox’s songs carried contemporary social, cultural and political comment. Other songs were more anticipated ballads and some also contained religious messages. Among his recordings are ‘When The Women Get In Power’/‘Barefoot Boy With Boots On’, ‘Home In Sunlit Valley’/‘The Model Church’, ‘The Trial Of Bruno Richard Hauptmann’, ‘Fate Of Will Rogers And Wiley Post’/‘Will And Wiley’s Last Flight’, ‘Democratic Donkey Is In His Stall Again’/‘Franklin Roosevelt’s Back Again’, ‘Answer To What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul’/‘The Golden Train’, ‘Don’t Make Me Go To Bed’/‘I Still Write Your Name In The Sand’, ‘Oh Sweet Mama’/‘Didi-Wa Didi’, ‘The Battle Axe And The Devil’/‘Dang My Pop-Eyed Soul’.