James Cotton – Slow Blues (Angel Of Mercy / Blues In My Sleep)

Can’t you see the soul dripping out of him?

“A legend of the Chicago blues, this harmonica virtuoso, bandleader, and singer-songwriter made a name for himself backing some of the biggest names in the business before blazing his own path. Mentored at a very young age by harpist extraordinaire Sonny Boy Williamson II, his first venture into professional musicianship found him backing the towering Howlin’ Wolf in the early 50′s.

In 1954 Cotton was personally asked by Muddy Waters to join his backing band, where he would remain and contribute his exemplary skills for twelve years. In 1967 he set out on his own to begin what would become his own acclaimed and successful forty-plus year career, which he continues to tour and record for to this day. Cotton earned himself the nickname “Superharp” for his relentless performances and mighty powerful skills as a blues harpist.”
— Antonio Iglesias

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