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James Cotton (I) (1935–2017)

James Cotton was born on July 1, 1935 in Tunica, Mississippi, USA as James Henry Cotton. He was married to Jacklyn Hairston. He died on March 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas, USA. See full bio »

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(age 81) in Austin, Texas, USA

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Michael
Michael Soundtrack
(1996)
Taking Woodstock
Taking Woodstock Soundtrack
(2009)
Blues Masters
Blues Masters Himself
(1999)

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 2013 Queen City (performer: "Corvette Cleanin' Blues")
 2009 Taking Woodstock (writer: "One More Mile")
 1996 Michael (performer: "The Spider and the Fly" (1965))
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 2013 Queen City
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 2014 Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty (Documentary)
 2001 American Roots Music (TV Series documentary)
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- The Times They Are a-Changin' (2001) ... Himself
 1999 Blues Masters (Video documentary)
Himself
 1997 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 25 February 1997 (1997) ... Himself
 1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Himself - Musical Guest
- Episode #1.125 (1992) ... Himself - Musical Guest
 1983 Chicago on the Good Foot (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1974 In Concert (TV Series)
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- Episode #2.11 (1974) ... Himself (as James Cotton Blues Band)
 1969 Playboy After Dark (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... Himself (as James Cotton Blues Band)
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 2003 The Howlin' Wolf Story (Documentary)
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 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
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- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... Himself
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Other Works:

CD: "Two Sides of the Blues" (ZPLZ) See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Cotton Blues Band
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He was a leading blues harmonica player who worked with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966 he formed the James Cotton Blues Band. They made records and shared concert bills with rock acts including Janis Joplin and Cream. See more »

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Superharp

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