James Cotton

James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch - Harp Attack! (1990)

James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch - Harp Attack! (1990)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Alligator, ALCD 4790 | rel: 1990 | 340Mb

Four Chicago harmonica greats, one eminently solid album. Teamed with Junior Wells, Billy Branch, and Carey Bell, Cotton sings Willie Love's Delta classic "Little Car Blues" and Charles Brown's "Black Night." Wells trades harp solos and vocals, standing front and center on a fine rendition of Sonny Boy II's "Keep Your Hands Out of My Pockets" and the tailor-made "Somebody Changed the Lock" and "Broke and Hungry," obviously relishing the camaraderie between himself and his fellow harmonica giants.

James Cotton - Living The Blues (1994)  

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 24, 2015
James Cotton - Living The Blues (1994)

James Cotton - Living The Blues (1994)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53 min | 123 MB
Label: Verve | Rel: 1994

Brittle voice strong Blues Harp. With the support of Larry McCray, John Primer, Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson and Dr. John James Cotton sets again before a punchy, modern blues album that continues the long list of its excellent albums.
James Cotton - Deep In The Blues (1996) with Joe Louis Walker and Charlie Haden

James Cotton - Deep In The Blues (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Verve | # 529 849-2 | Time: 00:57:41

Deep in the Blues is a fascinating jam session between James Cotton, guitarist Joe Louis Walker, and jazz bassist Charlie Haden. The trio runs through a number of classic blues songs written by Muddy Waters, Percy Mayfield, and Sonny Boy Williamson and a few originals by Walker and Cotton. The sound is intimate and raw, which is a welcome change from Cotton's usual overproduced records.

James Cotton - The Best Of The Verve Years (1995)  

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2014
James Cotton - The Best Of The Verve Years (1995)

James Cotton - The Best Of The Verve Years (1995)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues | Label: Verve/PolyGram | # 314 527 371-2 | Time: 01:16:21

Taken from the high-energy harpist's first three albums for Verve following his split from Muddy Waters (including the entirety of his fine eponymous 1967 debut), this 20-track anthology is a fine spot to begin any serious Cotton collection. In those days, Cotton was into soul as well as blues – witness his raucous versions of "Knock on Wood" and "Turn on Your Lovelight," backed by a large horn complement. Compiler Dick Shurman has chose judiciously from his uneven pair of Verve follow-ups, making for a very consistent compilation.
Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007) Repost

Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log - 404 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 140 MB | Full scans - 46 MB
Label: Epic / Legacy | Catalog.#: 88697 07283 2 | Genre: Chicago Blues

In March 1977, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, and James Cotton did a concert tour together in support of Waters' then-recent Hard Again LP, on which Winter had played guitar (as well as produced) and Cotton had played harmonica. This CD, not released until about 30 years later, has an hour of music drawn from three different shows on the tour. It might have been spurred by a Muddy Waters album, but in fact Waters, Winter, and Cotton all took vocals – sometimes alone, and sometimes on the same song – on stage, and these 11 songs feature…

James Cotton - My Story (2013)  

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 27, 2014
James Cotton - My Story (2013)

James Cotton - My Story (2013)
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:10:31 | 164 MB
Label: X5 Music Group | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2014

At his high-energy, 1970s peak as a bandleader, James Cotton was a bouncing, sweaty, whirling dervish of a bluesman, roaring his vocals and all but sucking the reeds right out of his defenseless little harmonicas with his prodigious lung power. Due to throat problems, Cotton's vocals are no longer what they used to be, but he remains a masterful instrumentalist. Cotton had some gargantuan shoes to fill when he stepped into Little Walter's slot as Muddy Waters' harp ace in 1954, but for the next dozen years, the young Mississippian filled the integral role beside Chicago's blues king with power and precision. Of course, Cotton had been preparing for such a career move for a long time, having learned how to wail on harp from none other than Sonny Boy Williamson himself.

James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man (2013)  

Posted by SERTiL at May 14, 2013
James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man (2013)

James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man
Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:49 min | 111 MB
Label: Alligator Records | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2013-05-07

World famous blues harmonica legend teams up with Grammy-winning producer and high-profile guests to deliver the deepest, most exciting release of his long career. His most recent release, 2010's Grammy-nominated "Giant", has sold well over 11,000 units worldwide. Guest artists on the album include; Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Delbert McClinton and Keb Mo. The All-star backing band includes Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers).

James Cotton Band - 100% Cotton - 1974 (2005)  Music

Posted by mfrwiz at June 24, 2010
James Cotton Band - 100% Cotton - 1974 (2005)

James Cotton Band - 100% Cotton - 1974 (2005)
Lossless (Ape Image + Cue + Log + auCDtect Report): 243 Mb | EAC Secure Mode Rip | Mp3 (320 kbps): 87 Mb | Scans: 18 Mb | Rar Files (3% Recovery)
Audio CD (2005) - Original Release Date: 1974 - Number of Discs: 1 - Label: Universe/Comet Records - Catalog Number: UV 098 - Source: eMule
Blues, R&B

James Cotton - Take Me Back - 1988 (1990)  Music

Posted by mfrwiz at Oct. 25, 2009
James Cotton - Take Me Back - 1988 (1990)

James Cotton - Take Me Back - 1988 (1990)
Lossless (Flac Image File + Cue + Log + Audiochecker Log): 225 Mb | EAC Secure Mode Rip | Mp3 (CBR 320 kbps): 115 Mb | HQ Scans
Audio CD (October 25, 1990) - Original Release Date: 1988 - Number of Discs: 1 - Label: Blind Pig - ASIN: B000000N6X
Blues

James Cotton - Late Night Blues  

Posted by Uncle Remus at Dec. 25, 2007
James Cotton - Late Night Blues

James Cotton - Late Night Blues
MP3 | VBR 160 kbps | 62,9 mb | incl covers
Genre : Blues

James is called a young man on this CD, but he'd already played with Muddy Waters for a time. Recorded in 1967, it showcases his vocals and harp well. The recording, done at Montreal's Penelope Cafe, is a pretty accurate depiction of James Cotton's raw power and force. The sound quality is OK for the time and really captures the feel of a live performance. Cotton has long been one of the greatest of the Chicago blues harp stylists, and his energy, enthusiasm and sincere love for the blues jumps right out at you from start to finish. The idea of a blues musician doing a recording in a static and heavily controlled atmosphere like a studio seems odd; amplified electric Chicago blues really should be both played AND heard in a loud, raucous, dark, smoky bar-type environment. You can smell the smoke and feel the beer being spilled on you while listening to this CD. I'd heartily recommend it to anyone who loves Chicago blues.