James Cotton
James Cotton is the original Arkansas traveler. His tutelage and free-style life began at the age of nine when he began to play and live with the great Sonny Boy Williamson. He was in Memphis in the '50s as a young man for the start of Sun Records, immersed in a scene populated by the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Bobby Bland, and Junior Parker. He moved to Chicago in 1954, began playing with Muddy Waters and was recognized as more than a candle holder to Little Walter, the blues harp icon he succeeded.

DEEP IN THE BLUES, his most recent recordings, continues the narrative of this blues harp master, from the boy who began echoing the sounds of freight trains to the man who helped create the sound of Sweet Home Chicago. DEEP IN THE BLUES will show you where James Cotton lives now.

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Robert Lockwood Heritage Stage || Street Scenes
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