Monday, September 1, 2008

The Creeper in Israel

Blues Harmonica legend James Cotton plays Tel Aviv and Hertzeliya
Thursday Sept 4th and Friday 5th at Zappa Tel Aviv - two show per night
Saturday Sept 6th at Zappa Hertzeliya - two shows
James Cotton and his band Superharp are in Israel this weekend,
this is one of the last of the Blues Harmonica legends still alive,
James Cotton had some mighty big shoes to fill when he replaced Muddy Water's harmonica player, Little Walter, in 1954. Having learned how to wail from none other than Sonny Boy Williamson himself, Cotton was well prepared, and over the next 12 years, he played an integral role in Muddy Water's music as well as the Chicago blues scene in general. By 1966, he was prepared to make it on his own and formed the James Cotton Blues Band, (read more...)

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