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Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport

Cow Cow Davenport was one of the most distinctive and influential blues pianists of his era. His walking bass lines combined with his ragtime influences helped to create the style known as barrelhouse or boogie-woogie, a term that Davenport claimed to have invented in 1924. His 1928 hit “Cow Cow Boogie” has endured as a standard for blues pianists.

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