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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • ASIN: B0000009Y4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,171 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Seems like James Cotton's mighty harmonica is everywhere you look these days. With a Grammy Award for his Verve album Deep in the Blues now a prominent feature of his trophy case and a full touring itinerary keeping him on the road just as much as he wants to be, this powerhouse postwar Chicago blues legend is enjoying a career renaissance. Blowing his wailing harp on blues rocker Kenny ... Read more in Amazon's James Cotton Store

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Alex on January 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
At his peak, James Cotton's harmonica playing was unmatched by anyone dead or alive in terms of raw energy. This album captures his mighty harp and more with a simply splindid format. Half of the tracks place him with a supurb traditional blues band, while the other half line him up with a funkier group. The result is a sensational demonstration of Cotton's skills in singing and harp playing and his ability to play in both a standard blues format and a more modern combo. A must have for any Cotton or harp fan.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Southern Man on February 9, 2005
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This is a great Chicago Blues CD and a top notch outing in Blues Harmonica. To give it five stars it would have to rank with the all time classic Blues CDs and it's not quite that. But this is a thoroughly enjoyable recording of Chicago Blues. Much has been made of the fact that half the songs are with a traditional five man combo and the other half are with a larger ensemble that includes sax, trumpet, trombone. Honestly, the whole album works together seamlessly, don't get hung up on that.

The CD starts off with great energy on the opening track "Diggin' My Potatoes". Cotton's voice and harp - and the band's support - are in great form here and that feeling is sustained throughout the CD. The energy of great Blues playing, that's often so elusive on recordings, is not lacking here. One of my favorite tracks is 23 Hours Too Long ( is there a better line in the Blues than "She's been gone 24 hours, and that's 23 hours too long"? ) But the instrumental title track really smokes. If you're even a casual fan of Blues Harmonica, you need this CD for that track alone. A real stunner.

You're most likely to enjoy this CD if you like Junior Wells, Little Walter, Buddy Guy.
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By whistler on August 5, 2014
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Not as good as Cotton's Verve albums, get those instead. There's a couple good songs but it sounds like the producer or record co. was trying to cash in on the Funk craze; not Cotton's style at all. This album is way over-produced. Like I said, get The Best of the Verve Years. Classic James Cotton. I've seen him live so many times I've lost count; he's the best.
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By david on February 26, 2015
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james cotton is the man on the mississippi saxophone !!!
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By silicon valley user on November 6, 2014
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great James Cotton
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