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Name: Ida Cox  
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Date of Birth: 10th November 1896
Place of Birth: Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia
Profession: Singer
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Ida Cox (25 February 1896 - 10 November 1967) was a popular African American singer, best known for her Blues performances and recordings.

Cox was born as Ida Prather in Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia, and grew up in Cedartown, Georgia. She toured with traveling minstrel shows, often appearing in blackface in to the 1910s; she married fellow minstrel performer Adler Cox.

From 1923 through 1929 Cox made numerous recordings for Paramount Records. In 1939 she returned to the recording studio for Vocalion Records. In the 1940s she recorded for Okeh and Columbia, worked with Coleman Hawkins in the 1950s, and made her last recordings for Riverside in the early 1960s.

Ida Cox died in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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