James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton

James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton

Birth
Tunica, Tunica County, Mississippi, USA
Death 16 Mar 2017 (aged 81)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 177429508 · View Source
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American Musician and Songwriter. Cotton, a blues harmonica player, made his initial recording, 'Cotton Crop Blues', for Sun Records in 1953 at age 15, before rising to fame as a sideman for Muddy Waters during a 12-year stint into the 1960s. Over the years, he would record and perform with such acts as Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, Keith Richards, B.B. King, Santana, Cream, Little Feat, Steve Miller and many others. In a span of seven decades, he wrote and recorded over two dozen albums, among them 'The James Cotton Blues Band' (1967), 'Taking Care of Business' (1970), '100% Cotton' (1974), 'High Compression' (1984), Harp Attack!' (1990), 'Living the Blues' (1994), 'Seems Like Yesterday' (1998), 'Fire Down Under the Hill' (2000), 'Giant' (2010) and 'Cotton Mouth Man' (2013). Cotton, who was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006, died after a bout with pneumonia.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton (1 Jul 1935–16 Mar 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 177429508, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .