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James Cotton
Born: Jul 1, 1935 in Tunica, MS
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Genre: Blues
Biography: At his high-energy, 1970s peak as a bandleader, James Cotton was a bouncing, sweaty, whirling dervish of a bluesman, roaring his vocals and all but sucking the reeds right out of his defenseless little harmonicas with his prodigious lung power. Due to throat problems, Cotton's vocals are no longer what ...Read full biography
Released: 1999
Label: Telarc
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Four great blues harmonica players (James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, and Sugar Ray Norcia) are featured in various combinations on this spirited disc, backed by a four-piece rhythm section ...Read full review
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Released: 1984
Label: Alligator Records
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This is the best contemporary James Cotton album gracing the shelves, thanks to its ingenious formatting: half the set places Cotton in a traditional setting beside guitarist Magic Slim, pianist Pinetop ...Read full review
More James Cotton/Billy Branch/Charlie Musselwhite/Sugar Ray Norcia albums: Main Albums (28), Compilations (25), Singles & EPs (1)
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