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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sue Cox - What Will I Leave Behind

Woman At The Well
Sue Cox
What WIll I Leave Behind?
Oak Records, Harrison, Ohio
832

Sue Cox appears to be a local act. There is mention of her attending school in Kentucky on the liner notes. Cox also won a "trophy at the Taft Auditorium in Cincinnati for singing...".

Don't judge a book by the cover. The only reason I bought this record was because I buy every local vintage record I find simply because I like to explore the musical history of the area I live in.

From the cover I expected to hear a classically trained vocalist with a white bread traditional approach. But what I found was a cross between an old fashion big voiced female country belter and Ernestine Washington a wonderful old time black gospel singer. The music is just a lot of fun and Cox is backed up by a very good band. There is very little information on the jacket, none... about the actually recording. There are no musician names. The notes do mention that she plays the piano on the album on the sample track I've posted, Woman At The Well.

6 comments:

  1. Sue Cox married Bruce Cole and they pastored a church in Louisville Kentucky. In late 60's and early 70's she recorded at least 3 albums on the Heartwarming label with Benson in Nashville. Loved listening to her growing up. I think I have those 3 albums still in a box in my basement. She was (and probably still is) amazing.

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  2. love hearing this lady sing and minister she is a true inspiration

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  3. as a young teenager saw sister sue at fifth street pentecostal church in louisville, ky her big voice and her preaching touched me and had a influence on my life....encouraged me for i had a desire to sing for the Lord and the Lord made it possible to fulfil my desire

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  4. WONDERFUL PASTORS AND PEOPLE ALL MY LIFE THEY HAVE BEEN A PART OF IT. I LOVE YOU BRO AND SISTER COLE.

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  5. The song What Will I Leave Behind, by Sue, was played at my father in law's funeral about 50 yrs ago. First time I'd heard it.. fell in love with it. I searched til I found who was singing and ordered the album. Through the years, something has happened to it and I'd love to find another copy..

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