Tracklist Reveal

8/17/20: "Chattanooga Blues" by Ida Cox (1923)

Chattanooga Blues by Ida Cox (1923)

CD 3, track 23

Here is Ida Cox (1894-1967) singing “Chattanooga Blues” from 1923, with composer and pianist Lovie Austin (1887-1972) at the keys. In 1928, Clarence Greene stole the song and renamed it “Johnson City Blues,” which thereafter became an early country iconic recording.


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