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Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten
Born: Jan 5, 1895 in Chapel Hill, NC
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Died: Jun 29, 1987 in Syracuse, NY
Genre: Folk, World, Blues
Biography: Elizabeth Cotten was among the most influential guitarists to surface during the roots music revival era, her wonderfully expressive and dexterous fingerpicking style a major inspiration to the generations of players who followed in her wake. Cotten was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the early ...Read full biography
Folksongs & Instrumentals with Guitar
Released: 1958
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Folksongs & Instrumentals with Guitar. This first LP collection by a widely influential guitarist includes her classic "Freight Train." ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi ...Read full review
Shake Sugaree,  Vol. 2
Released: 1965
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Many listeners are familiar with the saga of Elizabeth Cotten, and how she was discovered doing domestic work for the Seeger dynasty -- practically the equivalent of Shakespeare working as a copy runner ...Read full review
More Elizabeth Cotten albums: Main Albums (7), Compilations (2), DVD/Video (2)
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