September 5, 2013
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James Cotton On World Cafe (NPR, September 05, 2013)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 5, 2013 5:04 PMHarmonica master James Cotton is a giant of the blues. Born in 1935 on a cotton plantation in Tunica, Miss., he learned the instrument from Sonny Boy Williamson, who had a radio program right across the river in West Helena, Ark. After listening to the show and imitating him on a harmonica, Cotton met Williamson, who took him under his wing.