|IDA COX,see link|
Anyway, CARA CLARKE-POWERS used to sing this with my BARTLETT ON BASS in the band called 'BE HEAR'. It's been done by lotsa folks....I'll look them all up. BUT, SUE KELLER's version is the one I'm used to. I'll post it below. O.K?
Ida Cox was known as " the Unknown Queen of the Blues"...so, I understand. She was a blues singer in vaudeville and....'UNKNOWN?' Well, what's THAT all about? .She was a very early leader of equal rights. And, we're singing her tune today ain't we? It's 2014...that's a BIG 90 years, isn't it? Yeah Ida. She earned to be respected by the whole world.! Here's a cool quote from WIKIPEDIA: " Her tunes address topics of female independence, sexual liberation, and the social and political struggles of black Americans from a decidedly female perspective that became her trademark. One of Cox's most famous and enduring tunes, “Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues,” is remembered as one of the earliest feminist anthems. In it Cox writes and sings candidly about sexual freedom, a topic rarely addressed by African American women of the time. The lyrics clearly and confidently express the sentiments of sexual liberation:"
O.K...Now, let's hear the tune. Here's 'Wild Women Never Get The Blues' by Ida Cox [thanks hv60604]. This is what the video page says: " Uploaded on Mar 20, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008 at the Scott Joplin House in St. Louis, Missouri. This was recorded as part of the Sue Keller seminar presentation on "Women and the Blues". The piece is a composition by Ida Cox from the early 20's titled, "Wild Women Don't Have The Blues". The presentation covered the following early blues women: Mamie Smith, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Lucille Hegamin, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter and their influences on Ella May Morse, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Marcia Ball, and Aretha Franklin. The reference at the end is to how Sue used to play this as a rock tune with the Jeanne French Band in Boston back in the 70's... Jeanne's in Singapore now but her version is track #4 on her Mean Man Blues album available on buy.com. Lyle Lovett also does a very nice version, but uses lyrics modified by Francine Reed. The piano is a 7-foot Boston Grand model 218."