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Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes
     

Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes

by James Cotton
 
James Cotton's third solo release on Telarc, Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes picks up where 35th Anniversary Jam of the James Cotton Blues Band left off. The strongest of these 13 tracks find Cotton and associates digging back to the '30s for inspiration:

Overview

James Cotton's third solo release on Telarc, Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes picks up where 35th Anniversary Jam of the James Cotton Blues Band left off. The strongest of these 13 tracks find Cotton and associates digging back to the '30s for inspiration: Doc & Merle Watson assist on Leroy Carr's "How Long Blues," "Stealin' Stealin'" with Dave Alvin, "Key to the Highway" featuring Odetta, and a bluesy take on the Jimmie Rodgers country standard "Muleskinner Blues." This is mainly a mid-tempo, laid-back session with plenty of Cotton's harp virtuosity, which shines brightest on the instrumentals "Coach's Better Days," "Blues for Jacklyn," and "Friends." Also making contributions to the album are Peter Rowan, C.J. Chenier, Rory Block, Jim Lauderdale, and Marcia Ball. Cotton's core band of guitarist Derek O'Brien, pianist David Maxwell, bassist Noel Neal, and drummer Per Hanson are the glue that hold this session together; they maintain a certain continuity that has been absent on similar "superstar" sessions. Both the blues novice and the fanatic will enjoy this disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408359620
catalogNumber:
83596

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Cotton   Primary Artist,Harmonica
Marcia Ball   Piano,Vocals
Rory Block   Guitar,Vocals
Odetta   Vocals
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Gaffney   Tambourine,Vocal Harmony
Jim Lauderdale   Vocals
Doc Watson   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Alvin   Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Rush   Vocals
C.J. Chenier   Accordion,Vocals
Per Hanson   Drums
David Maxwell   Piano
Noel Neal   Bass
Derek O'Brien   Guitar
Merle Watson   Guitar,Vocals
Rory Bourke   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
James Cotton   Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Mark Linett   Engineer
James Moore   Composer
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer
Jerry West   Composer
Steve Drown   Engineer
Art Tipaldi   Liner Notes
Rob Turner   Engineer
William Lee Conley Broonzy   Composer
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Randy Labbe   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Woods   Executive Producer
Charles Segar   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Jason Marcucci   Engineer
Dave Simon-Baker   Engineer
Ernie Wells   Engineer
Darren Noble   Engineer
Rob Davis   Engineer

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