Was the message from Dave Mussell (thanks) – about the death of James Cotton one of the finest of the Chicago blues harmonica men. Here he is, just down the road
(I think Colin Wood sent me this photo – ?)
This is the Beaulieu Jazz Festival – 1960 I think – and Cotton is playing with the Chris Barber Band (with an alto sax!!??)
Cotton played with the Muddy Waters Band post Little Walter, and in the mid-60s I bought a lovely album The Blues Never Die by Otis Spann and James Cotton with Muddy’s Band including the ‘mysterious’ Dirty Rivers on guitar. Cotton also had his own band, which was one of those featured in the mid-60s series of albums, Chicago the Blues Today.