CD 3 Harp Boogie (CD 1028625), Audio Other
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3 Harp Boogie


  • 1. Jelly, Jelly
    2. South Side Boogie
    3. So Glad You're Mine
    4. Good Time Charlie
    5. Diggin' My Potatoes
    6. There Is Something on Your Mind
    7. V-8 Ford Blues
    8. Turn on Your Love Light
    9. Dolly Put the Kettle On
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2123

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel: James Cotton (vocals, harmonica); Luther Tucker (guitar); Billy Boy Arnold (harmonica); Delbert L. Hill (tenor saxophone); McKinley Easton (baritone saxophone); Louis E. Satterfield, John M. Watson (trombone); Alberto Gianquinto (piano); Robert Anderson (bass, vocals); Sam Lay (drums).
    Producers: Michael Bloomfield, Norman Dayron, Barry Goldberg.
    Recorded in Chicago, Illinois between 1963 and 1967. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
    A schizophrenic, if ultimately highly listenable album by James Cotton, the ex-Muddy Waters sideman and disciple of Sonny Boy Williamson. About half the cuts are acoustic tracks from 1963, recorded in a South Side Chicago living room.
    Backing comes courtesy of the then little-known Elvin Bishop on guitar and Paul Butterfield on harmonica, along with Billy Boy Arnold (author of the Yardbirds' "I Wish You Would) on third harp. The rest of the album is big band stuff with horns, from Cotton's '67 solo debut, with contributions by Butterfield drummer Sam Lay and honking saxophone king Gene "Daddy G." Barge, better known for his wild solos on Gary U.S. Bonds' "Quarter to Three."

  • Critic Reviews
    Living Blues (9-10/94, pp.87-88) - "...includes an acoustic set from a...'63 field recording...as well as electric band sides from Cotton's debut LP on Verve....Back then, Cotton had a flair for sophisticated jump blues a la Bobby `Blue' Bland....a tantalizing look at what might have been..."
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