Cox, William Victor (pseud: George Bass) 27.mar.1887-4.feb.1928 England Lancashire, Hulme - Burnley
music hall singer, 'Cockney' and 'Mummerset' comedian, born at 20 Pownall Road in Hulme near Manchester, he started work in the electrical engineering business, 1910 while residing at 15 Crosscliffe Street in Manchester he was boarding as professional artist in London, when he was engaged in variety stage and revue he quickly made a name, 1916-1928 he often performed at the Hull Palace and Burnley Empire, Hippodrome and Palace theatres always drawing large crowds, he had his greatest success with the music-hall song 'Cabbages, Cabeans and Carrots' written and composed in 1919 by Wynn Stanley and Andrew Allen, 1928 residing at Torpoint on 99 Hillway in London Highgate, 22.jan.1928 he collapsed on stage at the Burnley Palace and died 12 days later at Victoria Hospital, his mother lived in Manchester and was just in time to be present at his death in the night of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February ; son of seedsman Giles Cox (Hereford 1860-) and Georgina Glen (Salford 1.feb.1865-) ; 1914 in London St Martin he married Phyllis Mummery (London Walthamstow 14.may.1893-) ; son Basil (London Wandsworth 1915-)

Title Parts

[] Chansonette. Song
arranged for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler
this arrangement was published by The Boston Music Co., Boston 1923
Fritz Kreisler, Carl Lamson. rec1924. Biddulph 068

[] Chanson du soir. Song
arranged for violin and piano
dedication: Jacques Gordon (violinist, Odessa 1898-1948 Hartford Connecticut)
[rem: the song is a composition by George Bass but the arrangement for violin and piano is unlikely done by him because he is not known as violinist or pianist]

2007-03-18 21:30:40