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|James Cotton Blues Band|
Genres: Blues, Pop
One of James Cotton's best known and loved albums, 100% Cotton is a reference point for all fans of high voltage R&B. The ebullient Chicago harp wizard was at his zenith in 1974, when this cooking album was issued on Budda... more »
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One of James Cotton's best known and loved albums, 100% Cotton is a reference point for all fans of high voltage R&B. The ebullient Chicago harp wizard was at his zenith in 1974, when this cooking album was issued on Buddah. Matt 'Guitar' Murphy matched Cotton note for zealous note back then, leading to fireworks aplenty on the non-stop Boogie Thing, a driving How Long Can a Fool Go Wrong, and the fastest Rocket 88 you'll ever take a spin in. Packaged in thick cardboard digipak.
Blues Harp Master
J. Covington | USA, Houston,TX | 03/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"James Cotton is another of those blues artists that deserves much wider recognition. He has recorded and played live close to 60 years. I was fortunate enough to meet him in the mid 1970's when he was touring. I was an immature, drunk idiot yet he treated me graciously like the true gentleman that he is. The music on 100% Cotton is modern blues that is always grounded in the delta (where he was born - in Tunica, Mississippi, in 1935). He learned harp listening to Sonny Boy Williamson, backed Muddy Waters in the late 1950's following Little Walter Jacobs. James Cotton has recorded some remarkable albums. It's a shame that his 1971 album 'Taking Care of Business' has never been released on CD. It was produced by Todd Rundgren (who contributes some excellent guitar work) with guest appearances by Johnny Winter and Mike Bloomfield. It's a further example of the high caliber of work that James Cotton has always put forth...from his first Sun recordings in the late 1940's, and thankfully up to now."
A classic album for blues harmonica fans
Adam Gussow | Oxford, MS United States | 07/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got my copy of this album in 1975, just after I started playing harmonica at the age of 16. In retrospect, I got lucky, because it remains one of the most-played albums in my extensive vinyl collection. The masterpiece here is "Creeper Creeps Again." It surely belongs on the Top-Ten all-time list for harmonica instrumentals, along with Little Walter's "Back Track" (and "Juke," of course), the live "Whammer Jammer" by Magic Dick (w/the J. Geils Band), Big Walter Horton's "Easy," and Kim Wilson's "Down at Antone's" (w/The Fabulous Thunderbirds). I don't know any other harp player who combines Cotton's huge unamplified growl-ized tone, amazing rhythmic vitality, endless inventiveness within a fairly repetitive arrangement, and flawless execution. At this moment in the early 1970's, he had no peer."