Record Company/Release Number: Buddah: BDS 5661-2
Bar Code: NONE
Original release date: 1976
Condition of the cover: Near Mint
Condition of the record: Sealed - Assumed Mint
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds, 9 ounces
Opening bid: 14.99
Inventory number: 206023
Notes: 2 lPs, gatefold cover NOTE ABOUT MULTIPLE COPIES
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Songs: Cotton Boogie One More Mile All Walks of Life Born in Missouri Flip Flop and Fly Mojo Rocket 88 Goodbye My Lady I Don't Know Caldonia Boogie Thing Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Oh Baby, You Don't Have to Go Help Me Hot 'N Cold Teeny Weeny Bit Blow Wind Blow How Long Can a Fool Go Wrong Credits: Earl Lon Price: Sahttp://ophone Teddy Royal: Guitar Nancee Sehorn: Flute Shavis Sheriff: SaeBayAPI - Phantaz LPsophone Alvin Thomas: Sa1239_22567^22574@1239_22564^22571@1239_30259^30265@1239_15964^-10@1239_15965^@ophone Allen Toussaint: Keyboards Mike Zaitchik: Keyboards Charles Calmese: Bass George T. Gregory Steve Hughes: Guitar Clyde Kerr: Trumpet James Cotton: Harmonica, Main Performer, Performer, Vocals Matt "Guitar" Murphy: Guitar Album Review: Originally released on two vinyl platters in 1976 by Buddah, this set was digitally unleashed anew by the British Sequel label. It faithfully captures the boogie-burning capabilities of the mid-'70s Cotton outfit, fired by its leader's incendiary harp wizardry and Murphy's scintillating licks. ~ Bill Dahl, All Music Guide Biography: James Cotton biography by Bill Dahl, All Music Guide
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 lungpower. Due to throat problems, Cotton's vocals are no longer what they used to be, but he remains a masterful instrumentalist. Cotton had some gargantuan shoes to fill when he stepped into Little Walter's slot as Muddy Waters's 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 prepared 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 for King Biscuit Time over KFFA out of Helena, AR. So sure was Cotton of his future that he ended up moving into Williamson's home at age nine, soaking up the intricacies of blues harpdom from one of its reigning masters. Six years later, Cotton was ready to unleash a sound of his own. Gigging with area notables Joe Willie Wilkins and Willie Nix, Cotton built a sterling reputation around West Memphis, following in his mentor's footsteps by landing his own radio show in 1952 over KWEM. Sam Phillips, whose Sun label was still a fledgling operation, invited Cotton to record for him, and two singles commenced: "Straighten Up Baby" in 1953 and "Cotton Crop Blues" the next year. Legend has it Cotton played drums instead of harp on the first platter. When Waters rolled through Memphis minus his latest harpist (Junior Wells), Cotton hired on with the legend and came to Chicago. Unfortunately for the youngster, Chess Records insisted on using Little Walter on the great majority of Waters's waxings until 1958, when Cotton blew behind Waters on "She's Nineteen Years Old" and "Close to You." At Cotton's instigation, Waters had added an Ann Cole tune called "Got My Mojo Working...
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