James cotton giant music cd album at cd universe, grammy awardwinning, worldrenowned blues harp icons first new release in six years, a huge event in the blues. He played drums early in his career but is famous for his harmonica playing. Alligator records genuine houserockin music since 1971. Mar 16, 2017 james cotton, blues harmonica veteran, dead at 81 mr.
Giant marks his return to alligator, home of two mid80s cotton classics and the harp supersession harp attack rolling stone calls cotton, among the greats of all time. Dealin with the devil, play with your poodle, down home blues, black cat bone dust my broom live, cotton mouth man, biography. Grammy awardwinning blues harmonica master james cotton is a blues giant in every respect. An artist like that for me is the great james cotton. Presenting a printed cotton canvas that portrays the story of james and the giant peach. Discover and download music with our free personalized discovery tools. Complete your james cotton, junior wells, carey bell, billy branch collection. King, gregg allman, santana and grateful dead, among many others. Cotton died at a medical center in austin, texas from pneumonia on march 16, 2017 at. Giant by james cotton harmonica cd, sep2010, alligator.
The absolute cream of james cottons alligator recordings. Cotton recorded living the blues a 1994 release on verve records. South side boogie, south side blues, two sides of the blues, dealin with the devil, live at antones nightclub, singles. The main characters of this childrens, fantasy story are james henry trotter. Browse the top james cotton albums to find new music and discover artists. At his highenergy, 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.
James cotton giant alligator, 2010 a legend on the blues scene for many years, harmonica player james cotton began his career by cutting a series of great early singles for the sun records label, and then moved on to become a member of the muddy waters blues band. Illustrating the importance of overcoming ones fears, this story, written by roald dahl, is meant to help youthful minds face what intimidates them. Listen free to james cotton giant buried alive in the blues, heard youre getting married and more. James cotton, giant, alligator records chicago blues guide. All them witches dying surfer meets his maker all them witches lightning at the door all them witches sleeping through the war all them witches sleeping through the war deluxe edition american aquarium things change jessie baylin strawberry wind ben miller band any way, shape or form ben miller band choke. Cottons studio album giant, released by alligator records in late september 2010, was.
James cotton, blues harmonica veteran, dead at 81 rolling stone. Alone, cotton wrote classic songs like cotton crop blues, rocket 88 and hold me in your arms. James cotton s new cd giant on alligator records is appropriately titled, as the giant sound of cotton s harp is the first note to greet you on the cut buried alive inthe blues. Download the qobuz apps for smartphones, tablets and computers, and listen to your purchases wherever you go. Listen to your favorite songs from giant by james cotton now.
The record during his 72year career, cotton became one of the greatest and most respected bluesmen of the latter 20th century. Cotton has seemingly done it all learned harmonica from sonny boy williamson, toured with howlin wolf, recorded for sun records, and spent twelve years with muddy waters. The rhythm section is solid and slam allens rich vocals go right to the. With his huge, blastfurnace sound, largerthanlife personality, and massive frame, grammy awardwinning harmonica master james superharp cotton is a blues giant in every respect. A huge event in the blues world and a treat for harmonica fans everywhere. Download james cotton mp3 songs and albums music downloads.
Videos you watch may be added to the tvs watch history and influence tv recommendations. Listen online 17 songs from baby, dont you tear my clothes 2004 james cotton. Drape it over a tent for the kids to tell stories in, or use it as a. This nick gravenites chestnut is an uptempo straight ahead chicago style blues that simply grabs you. James cotton born july 1, 1935, tunica, mississippi, usa. James cotton download all blues songs james cotton. Cotton s 2009 returntoalligator release, giant,was grammynominated. March 16, 2017 during his 72year career, cotton became one of the greatest and most respected bluesmen of the latter 20th century. Grammy awardwinning blues harmonica master james mr. The best of james cotton the alligator records years discogs. Here you can buy and download music mp3 james cotton. His return to the alligator label that released two cotton albums in the mid80s and another with him as one fourth of 1990s classic harp attack.
Cotton died at a medical center in austin, texas from pneumonia on march 16, 2017 at the age of 81. James cottons new cd giant on alligator records is appropriately titled, as the giant sound of cottons harp is the first note to greet you on the cut buried alive inthe blues. Because our mp3s have no drm, you can play it on any device that supports mp3, even on your ipod. The best of james cotton the alligator records years. A perfect illustration of james cotton s uncanny ability to make any song completely his own while preserving the spirit of the original, is an appropriate quote from the liner notes by clifford antone. If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your device. James cotton is the author of apec and the construction of pacific rim regionalism 4. James cotton blues band born in missouri 6151973 winterland official. Provided to youtube by the state51 conspiracy buried alive in the blues james cotton giant. His new cd, giant, is a ferocious blast of brash boogie blues.
James henry cotton july 1, 1935 march 16, 2017 was an american blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time and with his own band. Cotton crop blues hold me in your arms, straighten up baby my baby, top tracks. James cotton is old and doesnt sing anymore no wonder given his grating voice. So sometimes artist fall into that category of you know their name, you know theyre great and yet youve never listened to their music. Superharp played with muddy waters, howlin wolf, b.
James cotton, a grammy awardwinning blues harmonica master whose fullthroated sound backed such blues legends as muddy waters, sonny boy williamson ii and howlin wolf, has died at age 81. James henry cotton july 1, 1935 march 16, 2017 was an american blues harmonica player. The years have ravaged james cotton s once booming voice but his powerful harp playing hasnt lost a step, as one spin of giant will confirm. Visit the facebook event page for this show and rsvp. Cotton has nearly 160,000 career scans, despite the majority of his releases predating soundscan. James cotton illustrator of the giant and the frippit.610 662 1199 848 1388 89 869 219 1343 703 832 247 1051 1385 804 470 419 809 481 1186 1498 277 357 337 130 138 311 401 1484 1016 300 341 1294 1172 522