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Oct 01
1925

Singer and snake-charmer Dora Carr records Cow Cow Blues, accompanied by Cow Cow Davenport on piano, for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. (1925)

Oct 01
1926

The Original Indiana Five record Heebie Jeebies, Jackass Blues, My Baby Knows How, Cow Bell Blues, Gettin' The Blues and Can You Picture That? for Bell Records in New York City, USA. (1926)

Oct 01
1929

Victoria Spivey records Moaning The Blues, Blood Hound Blues and Dirty T.B. Blues, in New York City for Victor Records. (1929)

Oct 01
1929

Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers record Walk Right In and Prison Wall Blues for Victor Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Walk Right In will become a hit for The Rooftop Singers in 1963, and Prison Wall Blues with a radically revised lyric, will provide the Lovin? Spoonful with their 1966 song, Younger Girl. (1929)

Oct 01
1929

Bessie Smith records Dirty No-Gooder's Blues and Wasted Life Blues, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Oct 01
1936

George Butler is born to a 13-year-old mother in Autaugaville, Alabama, USA. He will find success as harmonica-playing blues man Wild Child Butler. (1936)

Oct 01
1947

Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson found a new record company, Atlantic Records, which will become a major international foce in blues, r'n'b and soul music. (1947)

Oct 01
1954

Earth Angel, formerly a B-side by doo-wop group The Penguins, begins being re-promoted as an A-side, in the USA on DooTone Records. (1954)

Oct 01
1954

Lavern Baker records the hit single Tweedlee Dee for Atlantic Records. (1954)

Oct 01
1954

LaVern Baker records the hit single Tweedlee Dee for Atlantic Records in the USA. (1954)

Oct 01
1954

B.B. King plays at Meadow Acres Ballroom, Topeka , Kansas, USA. (1954)

Oct 01
1955

A travelling r'n'b show entitled Lou Krefetz's Top Ten Review arrives in the Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA. The stars of the show are The Clovers, Big Joe Turner, Bill Doggett, The Charms, Bo Diddley, Etta James and Paul 'Hucklebuck' Williams. (1955)

Oct 01
1956

Guy Mitchell releases a new single, Singing The Blues, in the USA. It will peak at No1 in the Billboard singles chart. (1956)

Oct 01
1958

Ruth Brown, The Moonglows and The Kodaks, play the sixth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1958)

Oct 01
1958

The Coasters play the sixth night of a week at The Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA, with The Danleers, The Dubs and Wynona Carr. (1958)

Oct 01
1959

Ray Charles plays the final day in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)

Oct 01
1959

Bluesman Boy Blue records Joe Lee's Rock at the Old Whiskey Store, Hughes, Arkansas, USA. The track will find international acclaim when Moby samples it for his huge hit Find My Baby in 2000. (1959)

Oct 01
1959

B.B. King plays in Columbia, Missouri, USA. for a fee of $500. (1959)

Oct 01
1959

The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell. (1959)

Oct 01
1962

Ray Charles releases a new album, Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, Vol. 2, in the USA. (1962)

Oct 01
1966

The Santana Blues Band is formed in San Francisco, California, USA. (1966)

Oct 01
1966

Jefferson Airplane play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, supported by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Muddy Waters. (1966)

Oct 01
1999

The Hoax release a new album, Live Forever, on East West Records in the UK. (1999)