|CARA CLARKE, Photo + Flyer by me [Jan]|
She was born in Georgia in 1896 and died in 1967 in Tennessee.
I first heard of IDA COX, when my STEVE BARTLETT ON BASS played in the band BE HEAR, which featured the amazing CARA CLARKE-POWERS doing the blues vocals. STEFAN ABUAN was the guitarist, KEVIN CHRISTENSEN joined later on drums. Cara kindly asked me to join this band, and I happily played the computer keyboard for awhile. SMILE.....until I realized, it was really a lot of hard work, took a lot of my time AND I was expected to do it all for FREE, not like the other band members, who all got paid plus food/drinks etc. at all the gigs. I sadly quit in a big huff DARN IT Anyway, and sure did miss Cara, we had become great friends. She is not in the area any more as far as I know. Love you Cara Clarke, go hear her if you have a chance, she's awesome ...you'll enjoy yourself.. Her family's in Chicago...perhaps she's over there. :-[ I know, I know Cara....'Wild Woman Don't Get The Blues...do we Cara? ...Miss you.' Jan
Cara sang 'Wild Woman Don't Get The Blues' by IDA COX written in 1924. I found a video of this song of COX's, with some cool blues history too on YOUTUBE and will post it below.
And 'Wild Women Don't The Blues, sung by Sue Keller, from YOUTUBE,