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Old 03-17-2017, 01:33 AM   #1
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James Cotton, Giant Of The Blues Harmonica, Dies At 81

James Cotton, one of the foremost blues harmonica players of the 20th century, died Thursday of pneumonia while being treated at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was 81 years old.

A note from Cotton's label, Alligator Records, confirmed his passing.

The Grammy Award-winning Cotton was born July 1, 1935, on a Mississippi cotton plantation and began playing the harmonica at age 9. As a teenager, he was mentored by Sonny Boy Williamson II, toured with Howlin' Wolf and recorded sessions at the legendary Sun Records studio. Starting at the age of 20, Cotton spent 12 years on the road with Muddy Waters and was featured on Waters' records At Newport 1960.

Cotton formed The James Cotton Band in 1966, eventually drawing him into the orbit of the new era through collaborations with, among many others, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin.

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Very sad. He was truly one of the greats:



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R.I.P.
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deeply missed R.I.P James Cotton
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RIP, one of the greatest Harp players of all time for sure.
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