James Cotton Net Worth
James Cotton made money by Musicians niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, James Cotton earned $66 Million. Exact sum is $66000000.
Short biography, height, weight, dates:
Birth date: July 1, 1935
Birth place: Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Siblings: Bobby Bland
Wikipedia Source: James Cotton
James Cotton is an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who has performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time as well as with his own band. Although he played drums early in his career, Cotton is famous for his work on the harmonica. Cotton began his professional career playing the blues harp in Howlin Wolfs band in the early 1950s. He made his first recordings in Memphis for Sun Records under the direction of Sam Phillips. In 1955, he was recruited by Muddy Waters to come to Chicago and join Waters band. Cotton became Muddys band leader and stayed with Waters group until 1965. In 1965 he formed the Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet, with Otis Spann on piano to record between gigs with Muddy Waters band and eventually left Waters to form his own full-time touring group. His first full album, on the Verve label, was produced by guitarist Mike Bloomfield and vocalist/songwriter Nick Gravenites, both of whom were later members of the band Electric Flag. In the 1970s, Cotton played harmonica on Muddy Waters Grammy Award winning 1977 album Hard Again, produced by Johnny Winter.