b. 6 Oct 1908, Honey Grove, Tx, USA, d. 14 Apr 1992, NEW YORK, NY, USA. After learning alto horn and piano at universities in Texas, Cost won a dance contest. Due to this he was asked to tour using the Alphonso Trent music group. Back in Tx he accompanied performers on record schedules, playing occasional membership gigs. He also produced a music group of his very own, then toured using a succession of well-known entertainers. By 1930 he was getting known around Kansas Town, but by 1937 was citizen in NY where he became home pianist for Decca Information, playing on countless record schedules, mostly with performers. The 40s noticed him working being a single action, leading his very own small music group, the Bluesicians, and dealing with Sidney Bechet. Cost also found period for a short Western european tour in 1948. Through the 50s he divided his time taken between Texas and NY, playing night clubs and documenting with artists such as for example Henry ‘Crimson’ Allen. Within the 60s he was energetic in NY and once once again toured European countries, a design of function that continuing through the next decade and in to the 80s, occasionally in firm with various other veterans such as for example Doc Cheatham. Cost was a highly effective vocalist and his blues piano playing was of an extremely high standard.