Interview of Bluesman James Cotton

James Cotton played Turner Hall awhile ago. I must admit, it was a really difficult interview to try to understand him over the phone. He’s dealt with a bout of throat cancer and now let’s the harp do most of his speaking. Reminded me of when I had the opportunity to interview Charles Bradley but he was on a cell phone, in a Brooklyn apartment building, and with his 7am voice. That one didn’t end up being usable for radio ears, but luckily we were able to wring out an interview with Mr. Cotton. My favorite part is when I ask if his ‘harp is handy and he responds, “It’s never too far from me.” Hell yeah.



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