Robert "Robert/Rob Cooper" Perdue


Date of Birth:  March 23, 1913    Franklin, TX

Date of Death: January 28, 1967    Dallas, TX

Place of Burial:  Carver Memorial Park

                          45 Malloy Bridge Road

                          Ferris, TX 75125

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location: Unknown


Joe Pullum  / Rob Cooper, Black Gal What Makes Your Head So Hard / West Dallas Drag, Bluebird (B-5459)

Joe Pullum ‎, Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 1, Document Records (DOCD-5393)

Stomp The Grinder Down' - The Piano Blues Volume 8: Texas Seaport 1934-1937, Magpie Records (PY 4408)

Texas Piano Blues (1929-1948), RST Records (BD-2059)


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     January 10, 2019.

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