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James Cotton: It Was A Very Good Year

Read "It Was A Very Good Year" reviewed by Jim Santella


Singing traditional blues, James Cotton captures the original foundation as it was created centuries ago. How many times have you been working hard all day long at some particular task and just felt like singing “It's been a hard journey, baby, but I don't have to cry no more." Cotton's original, “One More Mile," moves slow and emotional. He manages to interpret a field holler mood that gave rise to the blues long before worldwide acceptance. Cotton was 32 when ...


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