Remembering Panman Albert “Doggie” Cox

 short bio by Zavid Seales

Editor’s note:  Albert “Doggie” Cox passed away December 22, 2020
Albert “Doggie” Cox
Albert “Doggie” Cox

Grenada, W.I. - Albert “Doggie” Cox was a Panman from Grenada who migrated to the USA and continue to play his double second pan in the USA. He was a member of Angel Harps Steel Orchestra and played double second on the steel orchestra’s first album “Brighter out of Darkness,” which was recorded in Barbados in the early 1970s.  Albert also was a member of the Belmont South Stars Steel Orchestra, a community band where he is from. South Stars was a very vibrant steel orchestra during the 1970s to about late 1986, thereabouts.

Albert “Doggie” Cox came back to play with Angel Harps and was a member of the Double Second section of the steel orchestra for many years at Panorama. His last major performance with the Angel Harps Steel Orchestra was at the World Steelband Festival in Trinidad in 2000. It was soon after that he migrated to the USA.

He was a very smooth Double Second player and will be missed by all his friends and family. -- Zavid Seales

Albert “Doggie” Cox
Albert “Doggie” Cox -  photo by Richie Gibbs


Albert “Doggie” Cox on double second - New York J'Ouvert
Albert “Doggie” Cox on double second - New York J’Ouvert


Albert “Doggie” Cox
Albert “Doggie” Cox


Albert “Doggie” Cox on double second - New York J'Ouvert
Albert “Doggie” Cox - New York J’Ouvert


Albert “Doggie” Cox  - New York J'Ouvert
Albert “Doggie” Cox  - New York J’Ouvert


 “Doggie” (right) - with Zags, Bobhope and Richie Gibbs in 2018
 “Doggie” (right) - with Zags, Bobhope and Richie Gibbs in 2018 - 
photo by Richie Gibbs

COMMENTS:

“He was a cultural Icon and pan legend” -- Richie Gibbs


“Happy New Year.  Cox was a longtime member of Republic Bank Angel Harps. He was a talented double second player. Harps recorded Grenada's first steelpan album, “Brighter Out of Darkness,” in 1972.  Cox played on the album. He also was a member of Belmont South Stars. After migrating to the US, he continued his involvement in the steelband movement.” -- Lincoln DePradine


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