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Jimmy Cox




A blues standard written by Jimmy Cox in 1923, making it one of the oldest songs Katie has recorded. Old Jim would no doubt have been chuffed to know the song would be given such a lovely treatment almost a century later by a gorgeous Georglish girl (a shortcut for Georgian-English, though this explanation has rather defeated the object of it). The landmark recording was by Bessie Smith in September 1929. It was released as a 10-inch 78rpm record. For the Spotify generation, that last sentence might as well have been written backwards in Icelandic. Bessie's version is quite possibly the most prophetic record ever released since two weeks later the Wall Street Crash happened and many millionaires found themselves without a penny in their pocket (and presumably no friends either).


Here's the song set to some gorgeous art which fits the song very well -
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out


 Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out