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Harry Cox

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Harry Fred Cox (27 March 1885 - 6 May 1971), was a Norfolk farmworker and one of the most important singers of traditional English music of the twentieth century, on account of his large repertoire and fine singing style.

‘He is admired’, writes Roy Palmer in the DNB, ‘for the breadth and variety of his repertory, some 140 items ranging from rough bawdry to high balladry, but above all for his technique, based, according to the BBC producer Francis Dillon, on ‘a carefully placed decoration, a beautifully judged phrasing, an exact control of highly complex rhythm and a singing tone which requires no accompaniment’.

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  • JoshCIVM

    One of the best. Ever. This guy had everything. He was honest, he was mind-blowingly talented, he was friendly, he was hip, and he never ever made money off of himself! I want to be just like Harry Cox. His life is the bar I'm setting for my own (along with Jesus and all those other guys)

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • PandaGetSad

    great music , Harry Cox !!! ;)

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • mattbayly

    harry cox is amazing...his singing holds so much truth, even though by many it wouldnt be seen as 'stereotypically' good...

    5 Sep 2008 Reply

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