|photo and this flyer by me.. J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc 2010|
Well, the tune brought back memories to me, [Jan again] like music often does. I remember when Steve did this tune with CARA CLARKE-POWERS, when he was in the band called 'BE HEAR'...remember? Here's more info....IDA COX was an awesome black blues singer that reached her peak in the 1920s, performing in extraganza stage shows in the1920s and 30s. Her audience were mostly Southern ladies, that loved her wit and urban blues style, making her very successful and popular. She was born in Georgia in 1896 and died in 1967 in Tennessee. and, as I was saying earlier, 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 [when I 'woke up' watching the rest of the band with food and drink after a show...and,.I was hungry and thinking of eating a stranger's cold half eatened spell? plate of food..never understood why I didn't just ask for a plate, but...didn't. DARN IT Anyway. Had to ask myself 'How unworthy can I get?], I sure do 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 sung here by Reed. Jan
Old photos below....
|Kevin and Steve by me, J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc|
|Cara Clarke-Powers by me, J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc|
|BE HEAR by unknown 2009|