Charles Edward "Cow Cow" Davenport (April 26, 1894 – December 3, 1955) was an American boogie woogie piano player. Events 1467 - The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy. Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Boogie-woogie is a style of Piano -based Blues that became very popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s but originated much earlier and was extended from piano A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra He also played the organ and sang. The organ (from Greek όργανον – organon "organ instrument tool" is a Keyboard instrument of one or more divisions each
He was born in Anniston, Alabama. Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama, United States. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. Arnold Caplin, on the liner notes to the album Hot Pianos 1926-1940 reports that Davenport started playing the piano at age 12. For a bibliographic format for citing liner notes see WikipediaCiting sources/example style Liner notes (also sleeve notes or album notes An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers His family objected strongly to his musical aspirations and sent him to a theological seminary, where he was expelled for playing ragtime. Ragtime (alternately spelled Rag-time) is an American musical genre which enjoyed its peak popularity between 1897 and 1918
Davenport's career began in the 1920s when he joined Banhoof's Traveling Carnival, a medicine show. Similar to the fabled gypsy bands of old Europe medicine shows were traveling Horse and buggy teams which peddled miracle medications and other products between various entertainment His first fame came as accompanist to blues musicians Dora Carr and Ivy Smith. In Music, accompaniment is the art of playing along with a soloist or ensemble, often known as the Lead, in a Supporting manner Performers in the Blues style range from primitive one-chord Delta players to Big bands to Country music to Rock and roll to classical He also performed with Tampa Red. Tampa Red ( January 8 1904 - March 19 1981) born Hudson Woodbridge but known from childhood as Hudson Whittaker, was an influential He recorded for many record labels, and was a talent scout and artist for Vocalion Records. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music "Talent scout" redirects here For talent scouting in the music industry see A&R Professional sports scouts are trained talent A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Vocalion Records was a Record label historically active in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Davenport suffered a stroke in the early 1930s and lost movement in his hands. A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. He was washing dishes when he was found by the jazz pianist Art Hodes in 1938. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Arthur W Hodes ( November 14, 1904 in Russia; died March 4, 1993 in Harvey Illinois) is an American jazz pianist born Hodes assisted in his rehabilitation and helped him find new recording contracts. A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a Record label and a Recording artist (or group where the artist
His best-known tune was "Cow Cow Blues". In 1953, "Cow Cow Blues" was re-written by Ahmet Ertegün into Ray Charles' "Mess Around" which was Charles' first step away from his Nat "King" Cole-esque style, and into the style he would employ throughout the 1950s for Atlantic Records. Ahmet Ertegün ( July 31, 1923 &ndash December 14, 2006) was the Turkish American co-founder and executive of Atlantic Ray Charles Robinson ( September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) known by his Stage name Ray Charles, was an American "Mess Around" (Atlantic 999 was one of the first big hits by music legend Ray Charles. Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17 1919 &ndash February 15 1965 known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American musician Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock
"Cow Cow Boogie" was probably named for him, but he did not write it. It was penned by Benny Carter, Gene de Paul and Don Raye. A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Bennett Lester Carter (born August 8, 1907 in Harlem New York; died July 12, 2003 in Los Angeles California) was Gene de Paul ( June 17, 1919 - February 27, 1988) was an American Pianist, Composer and Songwriter Don Raye ( March 16, 1909 - January 29, 1985) born Donald MacRae Wilhoite Jr  It combined the then popular "Western song" craze (exemplified by Johnny Mercer's "I'm an Old Cowhand") with the big band / boogie-woogie fad. John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer ( November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American Songwriter and Singer A big band is a type of Musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late Boogie-woogie is a style of Piano -based Blues that became very popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s but originated much earlier and was extended from piano The track was written for the Bud Abbott and Lou Costello film, Ride 'Em Cowboy. William Alexander “Bud” Abbott ( October 2, 1895 – April 24, 1974) was an American Actor, producer and Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo; March 6, 1906 - March 3, 1959) was an American Actor and Comedian Ride 'Em Cowboy is a 1942 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
Davenport claimed to have been the composer of "Mama Don't Allow It". He also said he had written the Louis Armstrong hit "I'll be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)", but sold the rights and credit to others. Louis Armstrong (August 4 1901 &ndash July 6 1971 nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American Jazz Trumpeter Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for 
Cow Cow Davenport, who died in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, of hardening of the arteries is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads Foundation First conceived by the Muscle Shoals Music Association in the early 1980s the Alabama Music Hall of Fame was created by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board Cripple Clarence Lofton called him a major influence. Cripple Clarence Lofton ( March 28 1887 - January 9 1957) born Albert Clemens in Kingsport, Tennessee, was a