Danny Cox (musician)
|Genres||Folk music, folk rock|
Danny Cox (born 1942) is a folk singer and songwriter best known for his 1974 LP album Feel So Good.
Life and career
Danny Cox was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1967. As a youth, he sang in a church choir together with Rudolph Iseley, and in the 1960s he started his professional career performing on a Hootennany Folk Tour.
Cox has recorded albums for ABC Dunhill, Casablanca, MGM and others. He also partnered a company called Good Karma Productions, run by Vanguard Coffee House (K.C.) owner Stan Plesser, who managed the acts of folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley, Southern rock band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and his own career.
On January 6, 2008, a fire destroyed his house and livelihood. Several benefit concerts were organized by local musicians, the last of which was "Raise the Roof" in September 25, 2010, enabling Danny Cox and his family to rebuild it.
Cox now writes jingles and works with children's theaters.
September 2011 Cox recorded the long awaited "KANSAS CITY-WHERE I BELONG" at Pilgrim Chapel in Kansas City, MO. Produced by Dr. Roger Coleman, filmmaker Benjamin Meade and musician Bob Walkenhorst, the CD (along with a short film entitled "Up Close and Personal" by Benjamin Meade) was released January 2012 by Pilgrim Chapel Music in Kansas City, MO. Included are tracks that Cox wrote more than 30 years ago along with more recent material featuring his son Joseph. The package artwork features several drawings by Cox and was designed by Amy Young.
In 2012 Cox wrote the music, lyrics and starred for the show "Fair Ball", a musical play about the dramatic history and courage of the men and women who played against all odds of racial segregation, including the "Jim Crow" laws, in the Negro Leagues baseball leagues. The musical is a revision of The Monarchs of KC and includies new songs, characters and true stories from a tumultuous and entertaining era of baseball history.
- Live at 7 Cities (1963)
- Sunny (1968)
- Birth Announcement (1969)
- Live at the Family Dog (1970)
- Danny Cox (1971)
- Feel So Good (1974)
- Troost Avenue Blues (3 Tracks) (2006)
- Bring Our Loved Ones Back (1 Track) (2007)
- Kansas City-Where I Belong (2012)