Ida Cox “Mojo Hand Blues”

Ida Cox was perhaps one of the most successful blues women of the early twentieth-century. She was known as the ‘Uncrowned Queen of the Blues’. Not only did she work her way through the early blues circuit to become a headliner, but she also reached a different level of fame by becoming a successful vaudeville performer. With her elegant voice and strong vocals you get a sense for her strength, “Mojo Hand Blues” is a love song about loving and keeping a man, but whereas other singers might allude to being unworthy, Ida makes sure to let us know that a gal like her “is mighty hard to find.”   

Ida Cox – “Mojo Hand Blues (play/download mp3)