I’ve Got Dead Aim
Posted in 1920s,Female Blues,Honey on 10.11.06

Even after doing this blog for over two years I’m still surprised by the artists I haven’t posted about. Ida Cox might be the most surprising one as I played her all the time on my old radio show and she general comes up in most of my discussions about the blues. These two songs were recorded in 1925 at the height of her popularity and show off what an amazing talent she was. The first song is the blues standard “How Long Daddy, How Long” and features Papa Charlie Jackson playing some amazing banjo. The second is a great blues song she co-wrote called “How Can I Miss You When I’ve Got Dead Aim” which might be the best blues title ever and it’s a pretty clever song all the way around.
Ida Cox – How Long Daddy, How Long (1925)
Ida Cox – How Can I Miss You Daddy When I’ve Got Dead Aim (1925)


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By Kate on 10.11.06 7:23 pm

How Long Daddy… is Hesitation Blues! I really like this version — the banjo work is perfect for the stopping and starting she’s singing about.

By Greg (Enchilada) on 10.19.06 4:02 pm

Kate is right! I noticed that too. Both tunes are great — thanks!

By Michael on 12.05.16 4:49 pm

Thanks for the information above about “I’ve Got Dead Aim.” Do you happen to know with whom she co-wrote the song?

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