JAMES COTTON

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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 during his latter years, Cotton's vocals were no longer what they used to be, but he remained a masterful instrumentalist for decades. Cotton had some gargantuan shoes to fill when he stepped into Little Walter's slot as Muddy Waters' harp ace in 1954, but for the next dozen years, the young Mississippian filled the integral role beside Chicago's blues king with power and precision. Of course, Cotton had been preparing for such a career move for a long time, having learned how to wail on harp from none other than Sonny Boy Williamson himself.

Cotton was only a child when he first heard Williamson's fabled radio broadcasts
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Mighty Long TimeMighty Long Time
Texas Music Group 2015
$10.32
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Cut You LooseCut You Loose
Vanguard Imports 1998
$7.28
$12.58 (used)
James Cotton: Best of the Verve YearsJames Cotton: Best of the Verve Years
Polygram Records 1995
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Cotton Mouth ManCotton Mouth Man
Alligator Records 2013
$11.62
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JAMES COTTON Cut You Loose! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cut You Loose!
Blues 1968
JAMES COTTON 100% Cotton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
100% Cotton
Blues 1974
JAMES COTTON High Energy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Energy
Blues 1975
JAMES COTTON My Foundation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Foundation
Blues 1980
JAMES COTTON Two Sides Of The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two Sides Of The Blues
Blues 1982
JAMES COTTON Red Hot 'n' Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Red Hot 'n' Blue
Blues 1982
JAMES COTTON High Compression album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Compression
Blues 1984
JAMES COTTON From Cotton With Verve album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From Cotton With Verve
Blues 1986
JAMES COTTON Take Me Back album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take Me Back
Blues 1987
JAMES COTTON James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch ‎: Harp Attack! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch ‎: Harp Attack!
Blues 1990
JAMES COTTON Mighty Long Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mighty Long Time
Blues 1991
JAMES COTTON Living The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Living The Blues
Blues 1994
JAMES COTTON Deep In The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep In The Blues
Blues 1996
JAMES COTTON James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia ‎: Superharps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia ‎: Superharps
Blues 1999
JAMES COTTON Fire Down Under The Hill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fire Down Under The Hill
Blues 2000
JAMES COTTON One More Mile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One More Mile
Blues 2002
JAMES COTTON Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes
Blues 2004
JAMES COTTON 3 Harp Boogie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
3 Harp Boogie
Blues 2005
JAMES COTTON Vanguard Visionaries: James Cotton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vanguard Visionaries: James Cotton
Blues 2007
JAMES COTTON Giant album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Giant
Blues 2010
JAMES COTTON Cotton Mouth Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cotton Mouth Man
Blues 2013

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JAMES COTTON Live And On The Move album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live And On The Move
Blues 1976
JAMES COTTON Live From Chicago - Mr Superharp Himself! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From Chicago - Mr Superharp Himself!
Blues 1986
JAMES COTTON Recorded Live At Antone's Night Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recorded Live At Antone's Night Club
Blues 1988
JAMES COTTON Live At Electric Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Electric Lady
Blues 1992
JAMES COTTON It Was A Very Good Year album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Was A Very Good Year
Blues 2000

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JAMES COTTON Midnight Creeper - The Complete 1967 Live Montreal James Cotton Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnight Creeper - The Complete 1967 Live Montreal James Cotton Sessions
Blues 2002
JAMES COTTON The James Cotton Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The James Cotton Band
Blues 2018

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