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James Cotton (I) (1935–2017)

James Cotton was born on July 1, 1935 in Tunica, Mississippi, USA as James Henry Cotton. He was married to Jacklyn Hairston. He died on March 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas, USA. See full bio »


(age 81) in Austin, Texas, USA

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Known For

Michael Soundtrack
Taking Woodstock Soundtrack
Queen City Cotton


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 2013 Queen City (performer: "Corvette Cleanin' Blues")
 2009 Taking Woodstock (writer: "One More Mile")
 1996 Michael (performer: "The Spider and the Fly" (1965))
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 2013 Queen City
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 2018 The 60th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Blues Singer, Songwriter, Harmonica Player (In Memoriam) (credit only)
 2014 Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty (Documentary)
 2001 American Roots Music (TV Series documentary)
- The Times They Are a-Changin' (2001) ... Himself
 1999 Blues Masters (Video documentary)
 1997 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 February 1997 (1997) ... Himself
 1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Himself - Musical Guest
- Episode #1.125 (1992) ... Himself - Musical Guest
 1983 Chicago on the Good Foot (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 In Concert (TV Series)
- Episode #2.11 (1974) ... Himself (as James Cotton Blues Band)
 1969 Playboy After Dark (TV Series)
- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... Himself (as James Cotton Blues Band)
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 2018 Elvis Presley: The Searcher (Documentary)
 2003 The Howlin' Wolf Story (Documentary)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... Himself

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Other Works:

CD (w/Matt Murphy: "James Cotton Live at Antone's Nightclub" (Ant). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

James Cotton Blues Band

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Personal Quote:

I just want everybody to have a good time, because I'm goin' out to have a good time. I'm going to go have some fun.


Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006. See more »



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