The Playlist • Cow Cow Davenport — Vocalion Solos (1928–1929)

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COW COW DAVENPORT: Slum Gullion Stomp

Chicago: June 22, 1929
Vocalion 1434 (mx. C 3696 – )

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COW DAVENPORT: Texas Shout

Chicago: May 22, 1929
Vocalion 1291 (mx. C 3531 – )

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COW COW DAVENPORT with IVY SMITH: State Street Jive

Chicago: July 16, 1928
Vocalion 1198 (mx. C 2064 – A)

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COW COW DAVENPORT with IVY SMITH: Alabama Strut

Chicago: October 2, 1928
Vocalion 1253 (mx. C 2379 – )

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All selections are from tape dubbings made by the late Mike Stewart. Two takes (-A and -B) were made for each title, per the Brunswick-Vocalion ledgers, but except for “State Street,” the selected takes are not shown in the ledgers or pressings. Brian Rust’s Jazz Records shows non-existent take -C for “Slum Gullion.”