James Cotton’s speaking voice has been down to a raspy whisper for some time. Throat surgery in 1994, followed by radiation, has taken its toll on the incomparable blues harmonica player, who turns 80 July 1. 970 more words
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Recorded July 12, 1945.
Other side is “Vitamin A”.
Guitar & vocals: Big Joe Williams
Harmonica: Sonny Boy Williamson
Drums: Armand “Jump” Jackson
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by Robert Seoane
THE REAL FUTURE OF ROCK N ROLL: LEGENDARY BLUES ARTISTS SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON I AND II – HOWLIN’ WOLF – WILLIE DIXON AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS THE ROLLING STONES – ERIC CLAPTON – THE DOORS – LED ZEPPELIN – AEROSMITH AND MORE… 9,723 more words
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 7, 2002
By Steve Newton
Throughout the classic 1960 blues album Muddy Waters at Newport—which fans of the late legend should note was recently released on CD in remastered form, with bonus studio tracks—a young James Cotton can be heard blowing some serious harp at the Newport Jazz Festival. 401 more words