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Why James Cotton?

James Cotton (born July 1, 1935 in Mississippi) is an award-winning, world-renowned living legend of American blues harmonica. He’s toured with some of the classic blues bands, including Muddy Waters and Janis Joplin, and has played with just about every prominent artist in the business, from Big Mama Thornton to Taj Majal to Keb Mo … and list goes on and on. Since 1976 he has toured with the James Cotton Blues Band Band. 

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