James Cotton

Jul 1, 1935 – Mar 16, 2017 (Age 81)


July 1, 1935
March 16, 2017


James Cotton, the Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica player who backed some of the greatest blues artists of his time, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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James Cotton was a man who really knew what to do with the harmonica. I enjoyed him so very much. Will be missing him so much. Rest in peace Mr. Cotton.

My condolences to the Cotton Family. It was meant to be that I met and worked with his son-in-law Ron Hampton and met his daughter Tressia. Eventually going to two concerts and meeting James. Thank you Tressia for giving me your copy of his last CD, at the after show signing. Bonnie Blue became my newest favorite song. Thank you for the great blues harmonica I've enjoyed from the 60's and still do today. You will be missed by many but you left a legacy.

Miss you like crazy. Love baby girl

Marsha Cotton

I will always love my father he got me in this world you only get one . No matter what they say or do I will always love you love always your baby girl Marsha Cotton I miss you like crazy. XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO

I love you llahsram

Sun 07 09 2017 Just learned the great blues harpist passed away last March. RIP.

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

A wonderful talented man he was.

I'm sadden today to learn of the passing of Mr. James "SuperHarp" Cotton, my condolences to the family. Another, Great Blues Man has now joined with some of the Greatest Blues Performers of our time. Little Walter, Riley B. "BB" King, Muddy Waters, Bobby Blue Bland, Howling Woof, Jimmy Reed, Big Mama Thorton, Albert King, KoKo Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Etta James, ZZ Hill, Johnnie Taylor, Gates Mouth Brown, John Lee Hooker, etc...