JAMES COTTON





SINGLES

SUN 199 (78/45rpm) JAMES COTTON My Baby / Straighten Up, Baby
(also available as an early 1970's repressing)
1954 US
SUN 206 (78/45rpm) JAMES COTTON Cotton Crop Blues / Hold Me In Your Arms1954 US
LOMA 2042 JAMES COTTON Complete This Order / Laying In The Weeds1966 US
VERVE FORECAST 5053  THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND   Good Time Charlie / Off The Wall1967 US
VERVE FORECAST 5066 THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND Feelin' Good / Don't Start Me Talkin'1967 US
VERVE FORECAST 5107 THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND The Coach's Better Days / The Mule1969 US
BUDDAH 461 JAMES COTTON BAND Boogie Thing / Fever1975 US
BUDDAH 468 JAMES COTTON BAND Rocket 88 / One More Mile1975 US
PYE/BUDDAH BDS 471 THE JAMES COTTON BAND Rock'n'Roll Music (Ain't Nothing New) / Help Me1978 UK 
BACKROOM U-86454 JAMES COTTON Here I Am (Knocking At Your Door) / Part Time Love1982 US




EP'S

COLUMBIA SEG 8141 (p/s)  CHRIS BARBER PRESENTS JIMMY COTTON
Dealing With The Devil / Standing Around Crying / Slow And Easy / Rock Me Mama  
1962 UK 
COLUMBIA SEG 8189 (p/s) CHRIS BARBER PRESENTS JIMMY COTTON – 2
Jimmy's Jump / Decoration Day Blues / Polly Put The Kettle On / Goin' Down Slow
1962 UK
EMI COLUMBIA SEG 8226 (p/s) V/A: BLUES ON PARADE, VOLUME ONE  (EP)
Jimmy Cotton: Rock Me Mama / (other tracks by Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry: Walk On / Rockin' And Whoopin' / Roosevelt Sykes: Let It Rock)
1963 UK
PATHÉ MARCONI EGF 15006 (p/s) OTIS SPANN: LEGEND OF THE BLUES, VOL.3
Feeling Good (vcl/hca by James Cotton) / Come On / One More Mile To Go (vcl/hca by James Cotton) / Straighten Up (vcl/hca by James Cotton)
19?? FRA




ALBUMS

VANGUARD VRS 9283 JAMES COTTON: CUT YOU LOOSE!  (LP)
River's Invitation / Honest I Do / Got To Get You Off My Mind / Coast Blues / Next Time You See Me / Cut You Loose / Ain't Nobody's Business / Set A Date / Slippin' And Slidin' / Negative 10-4
(recorded in April 1968 at Coast Recording, San Francisco with Wayne Talbert's Melting Pot: Mike Fender:tp, Martin Fierro:ten.sax, Wayne Talbert:org/pno, James Cook:gtr, Eddie Adams:bs, Joe Rodriguez:dms)
-- UK edition: Vanguard SVRL 19035, 1968/reissues: Vanguard VSD/VCD 79283/Universe CD 72, 2003 --
1968 US
VERVE FORECAST/SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS FT-/FTS-3023 THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND  (LP)
Good Time Charlie / Turn On Your Lovelight / Something On Your Mind / Don't Start Me Talkin' / Jelly, Jelly / Off The Wall / Feelin' Good / Sweet Sixteen / Knock On Wood / Oh Why / Blues In My Sleep
(feat. James Cotton:vcl/hca, Luther Tucker:gtr, Alberto Gianguinto:pno, Robert Anderson:bs/bckgr.vcl, Samuel Lay:dms + James F. Barge:ten.sax, Delbert L. Hill:bar.sax, McKinley Easton:bar.sax, Paul Serrano:tp, John M. Watson:tb, Louis E. Saherfield:tb)
-- German edition: Verve Forecast FVS 9507, 1968 --
1968 US
VERVE FORECAST/SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS FTS-3038/FVS-9512 THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: PURE COTTON  (LP)
Soul Survivor / I Remember / Worried Life Blues / Fallin' Rain** / Heart Attack / Lovin' Cup / She's Murder / Something You Got*** / Who's Afraid Of Little Red Riding Hood* / The Creeper / Down At Your Buryin'
(recorded in New York, February 20, 1968, feat. James Cotton:vcl/hca, Alberto Gianquinto:vcl*/org/pno, Luther Tucker:vcl**/gtr, Bob Anderson:vcl***/bs, Francis Clay:dms)
1968 US
VERVE FORECAST/SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS FTS-3060 THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: COTTON IN YOUR EARS  (LP)
Motorized Blues / (Please) Tell Me Partner / Back To St. Louis / Duke Patrol / I Can't Live Without You / The Coach's Better Days / The Mule / Take Your Hands Off Her / With You On My Mind / Take Me By The Hand
(recorded in New York, October 7-11, 1968, feat. James Cotton:vcl/hca, Luther Tucker:gtr/vcl, Bill Nugent:ten.sax, Joe Newman:tp, Garrett Brown:tb, Mark Naftalin:pno, Bob Anderson:bs, Barry Smith:dms)
1968 US
CAPITOL SM-/ST-814 THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS  (LP)
The Sky Is Falling / Long Distance Operator / I'm A Free Man / Can't Live Without Love / Kiddy Boy / She Moves Me / Tonight I Wanna Love Me A Stranger / Nose Open / Goodbye My Lady / Georgia Swing
1971 US
BUDDAH BDS-5620 THE JAMES COTTON BAND: 100% COTTON  (LP)  (Billboard #146)
Boogie Thing / One More Mile / All Walks Of Life / Creeper Creeps Again / Rocket 88 / How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong? / I Don't Know / Burner / Fatuation / Fever
-- reissues: P-Vine PLP-7001, 19?? JAP/One Way CD 27670, 1993 US/Kama Sutra CD 5620, 1994 US/Sequel NEX 214, 1994 UK/Universe CD 98, 2004 --
1974 US
BUDDAH BDS-5650/BDLP-4048 THE JAMES COTTON BAND: HIGH ENERGY  (LP)
Hot N' Cold / Chicken Heads / Hard Time Blues / I Got A Feelin' / Weather Report (The Weather Man Said) / Keep Cooking Mama / Fannie Mae / Caldonia / Rock 'N Roll Music (Ain't Nothing New) / James' Theme
-- reissues: One Way CD 27671, 1993 US/Kama Sutra CD 5650, 1994 US/Sequel NEX 223, 1994 UK/Universe CD 106, 2004 --
1976 US
BUDDAH BDS-5661 THE JAMES COTTON BAND: LIVE AND ON THE MOVE!  (2-LP, gatefold sleeve)
Cotton Boogie / One More Mile / All Walks Of Life / Born In Missouri / Flip Flop And Fly / Mojo / Rocket 88 / Goodbye My Lady / I Don't Know / Caldonia / Boogie Thing / Good Morning Lil' School Girl / Oh Baby You Don't Have To Go / Help Me / Fannie Mae / Hot 'N Cold / Teeny Weeny Bit / Blow Wind Blow / How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong
-- reissues: Carosello 2-LP 2028/29/Buddah BRP 2029, 1986 ?/One Way CD 24835, 1993 US/Kama Sutra CD 5661, 1994 US/Sequel NEX 123, 1994 UK/Sequel CD 865, 2000 UK/Universe CD 77, 2003 [with bonus track: "Next Time You See Me"] --
1976 US
BUDDAH/CAROSELLO BRP 2029 THE JAMES COTTON BAND: LIVE & ON THE MOVE, VOL.2  (LP)
Boogie Thing / Good Morning Lil' School Girl / Oh Baby You Don't Have To Go / Help Me / Hot 'N Cold / Teeny Weeny Bit / Blow Wind Blow / How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong
1982 ITA
JACKAL WOW-720 JAMES COTTON: MY FOUNDATION  (LP)
My Babe / Well, I Done Got Over It / Clouds In My Heart / Take Me Back / Honest I Do / Take Out Some Insurance / Killing Floor / Dust My Broom / Hungry Country Girl
(recorded in Chicago in August 1980)
-- reissue: Blind Pig BP-2587/CD BP-72587, 1988 US --
1983 CAN
ALLIGATOR AL/ALCD 4737 JAMES COTTON: HIGH COMPRESSION  (LP/CD)
Diggin' My Potatoes / Ying Yang / 23 Hours Too Long / No More Doggin' / No Cuttin' Loose / Ain't Doin' Too Bad / Sunny Road Blues / Superharp / Easy Loving / High Compression
-- UK edition: Sonet SNTF 928, 1984/Japanese edition: Vivid Sound VS-1052, 1985 --
1984 US
ALLIGATOR AL/ALCD 4746 JAMES COTTON: MR. SUPERHARP HIMSELF! - LIVE FROM CHICAGO  (LP/CD)
Here I Am (Knocking At Your Door) / Part Time Love / Just To Be With You / Hard Headed / When It Rains It Pours / Cross Your Heart / Come Back, Baby / Born In Chicago / The Midnight Creeper
-- UK edition: Sonet SNTF 959, 1986 --
1986 US
BLIND PIG BP-2587/BLIND PIG CD BP-72587 JAMES COTTON: TAKE ME BACK  (LP)
My Babe / Well, I Done Got Over It / Clouds In My Heart / Take Me Back / Honest I Do / Take Out Some Insurance / Killing Floor / Dust My Broom / Hungry Country Girl
(recorded in Chicago in August 1980; originally issued as "My Foundation", Jackal LP WOW-720, 1983 CAN)
1988 US
ANTONE'S ANT-0007-1/ANT-0007-2 JAMES COTTON: LIVE AT ANTONE'S NIGHT CLUB  (LP/CD)
Blow Wind Blow / Juke / It Ain't Right / Gone To Main Street / Oh Baby / (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man / Eyesight To The Blind / Midnight Creeper
(recorded live in Austin, TX feat. Matt Murphy:gtr, Luther Tucker:gtr, Pinetop Perkins:pno, Calvin Jones:bs, Willie Smith:dms)
-- reissue: P-Vine PCD-1805, 2003 JPN --
1988 US
ALLIGATOR AL/ALCD 4790 JAMES COTTON, JUNIOR WELLS, CAREY BELL, BILLY BRANCH: HARP ATTACK!  (LP/CD)
Down Home Blues / Who / Keep Your Hands Out Of My Pockets / Little Car Blues / My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble) / Broke And Hungry / Hit Man / Black Night / Somebody Changed The Lock / Second Hand Man / New Kid On The Block
1990 US
ANTONE'S ANT 0015-1/0015-2 JAMES COTTON: MIGHTY LONG TIME  (LP/CD)
Straighten Up, Baby / Everything Gonna Be Alright / Black Nights / Blow Wind Blow / Sugar Sweet / Moanin' At Midnight / Baby Please / Hold Me In Your Arms / Call It Stormy Monday / Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy / Northside Cadillac / Mighty Long Time
-- reissues: Discovery CD 74208, 1997/P-Vine PCD-1808, 2003 JPN --
1990 US
OH BOY 1-1969 TEX 8 (bootleg) JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL 1969  (CD)
Blues In My Sleep / Blues In My Sleep (alt.) / Look Over Yonder's Wall / KnockOn Wood / Dust My Broom / Harmonica Blues Improvisation / Turn On Your Lovelight / Please Please Please (recorded live in Dallas, Tx, August 30-31, 1969 with Luther Tucker:gtr, Bob Anderson:bs, Francis Clay:dms+ unknown tenor saxophonist)
1992 LUX
VERVE/GITANES 314 521238-2 JAMES COTTON: LIVING THE BLUES  (CD)
Mississippi Freight Train / You Didn't Think About That / Pacific Blues / Take A Message / Hungry Country Girl / The Hucklebuck / One Little Piece Of Shade / Living The Blues / Black Night / Mississippi Saxophone / Cotton In The Kitchen / Certified / Mississippi Freight Train - Part 2
1994 US
VERVE/GITANES 314 527371-2 THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: THE BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS  (CD)
Good Time Charlie / Turn On Your Lovelight / Something On Your Mind / Don't Start Me Talkin' / Jelly, Jelly / Off The Wall / Feelin' Good / Sweet Sixteen / Knock On Wood / Oh Why / Blues In My Sleep / Soul Survivor / Fallin' Rain / Heart Attack / Lovin' Cup / She's Murder / The Creeper / Down At Your Buryin' / Back To St. Louis / The Coach's Better Days
1995 US
VERVE/GITANES 314 529849-2 JAMES COTTON: DEEP IN THE BLUES  (CD)
Down At Your Buryin' / All Walks Of Life / You Got My Nose Open / Dealing With The Devil / Strange Things Happen / Country Boy / Vineyard Blues / Worried Life Blues / Two Trains Running / Ozark Mountain Railroad / Sad Letter Blues / Play With Your Poodle / Blues In My Sleep / Everybody's Fishin'
1996 US
TELARC CD 83472 JAMES COTTON, BILLY BRANCH, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, SUGAR RAY NORCIA: SUPERHARPS  (CD)
I Put My Baby Out / The Hucklebuck / Blues, Why Do You Worry Me? / Life Will Be Better / Mean Little Mama / T.D.'s Boogie Woogie / I'm Gonna Steal Your Baby / Route 66 / You're So Fine / Harp To Harp
1999 US
TELARC CD 83497 JAMES COTTON: FIRE DOWN UNDER THE HILL  (CD)
Cotton Jump Boogie / That's All Right / Young Fashioned Ways / Boot Knockin' Boogie / Lightning / Feel Like Going Home / Fire Down Under The Hill / Woman Wanted / Reconsider Baby / Something To Remember You By
2000 US
TELARC CD 83550 JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: 35TH ANNIVERSARY JAM  (CD)
Don't Start Me Talking / The Creeper / I've Got A Feeling / Cotton Crop Blues / Fatuation / How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong? / Rocket 88 / Blues In My Sleep / River's Invitation / All Walks Of Life / Hold Me A Baby / Blues For The Hook
(with vocal guests Shemekia Copeland, Ronnie Hawkins, Syl Johnson, Maria Muldaur, Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson, Bobby Rush, Koko Taylor & Kim Wilson + Jimmie Vaughan:gtr, Tab Benoit:gtr, G.E. Smith:gtr, Mike Williams:gtr, Derek O'Brien:gtr, David Maxwell:pno, Noel Neal:bs, Per Hanson:dms)
2002 US
ORPHEUS CD 90623 THE JAMES COTTON BAND: ONE MORE MILE  (CD)
One More Mile / All Walks Of Life / Born In Missouri / Flip Flop And Fly / Boogie Thang / Good Morning Little School Girl / Baby Don't You Want To Go / Help Me / Fanny Mae / Please Please / Hot 'N Cold / Teenie Weenie Bit / Blow Wind Blow / How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong / Got My Mojo Workin' / Goodbye My Lady
-- reissue: "Got My Mojo Workin'", Blue Mountain CD 90711, 2003 --
2002 US
TELARC CD 83596 JAMES COTTON: BABY, DON'T YOU TEAR MY CLOTHES  (CD)
Coach's Better Days / Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes / When You Got A Good Friend / Stealin', Stealin' / Key To The Highway / I Almost Lost My Mind / Rainin' In My Heart / Bring It On Home To Me / Muleskinner Blues / How Long Blues / Mississippi Blues / Blues For Jacklyn / Friends
(with Doc & Merle Watson on "How Long Blues", Dave Alvin on "Stealin' Stealin'", Odetta on "Key To The Highway", Peter Rowan, C.J. Chenier, Rory Block, Jim Lauderdale, Marcia Ball, Derek O'Brien:gtr, David Maxwell:pno, Noel Neal:bs, Per Hanson:dms)
2004 US




COLLECTIONS

ACCORD SN 7223 (bootleg) JAMES COTTON: RED HOT 'N' BLUES  (LP)
Caldonia / Fannie Mae / I Don't Know / Keep Cooking Mama / Rocket 88 / Chicken Heads / Hot N Cold / Mojo / Boogie Thing
(incl. 5 demo tracks plus 4 live tracks)
1982 US
INTERMEDIA QS-5006 (bootleg) JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: DEALING WITH THE DEVIL  (LP)
Off The Wall / Don't Start Me To Talking / Dealing With The Devil / The Creeper / You Know It Ain't Right / Feelin' Good / Knock On Wood / Sweet Sixteen / I Need You So Bad / 'Fore Day Blues
(recorded in New York, March 24, 1967, feat. James Cotton:vcl/hca, Paul Serrano:tp, Louis Satterfield:tb, John Watson:tb, James Barge:ten.sax, McKinley Easton:bar.sax, Delbert Hill:bar.sax, Alberto Gianquinto:pno, Luther Tucker:gtr, Bob Anderson:bs, Sam Lay:dms)
-- reissue: Quicksilver CD 5006, 2004 --
1984 US
INTERMEDIA QS-5011 (bootleg) JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: TWO SIDES OF THE BLUES  (LP)
Good Time Charlie / There Is Something On Your Mind / Turn On Your Lovelight / Jelly, Jelly (alt. take) / South Side Boogie / So Glad I'm Living / Diggin' My Potatoes / V-8 Ford Blues / Polly Put The Kettle On
-- reissue: Pilz Entertainment/Golden Legends Series CD ?, 1993 --
1984 US
BLACK MAGIC BM 9009 JAMES COTTON: FROM COTTON WITH VERVE  (LP)
Don't Start Me Talkin' / Soul Surviver [sic] / Heart Attack / Off The Wall / (Please) Tell Me Partner / Lovin' Cup / Jelly Jelly / She's Muder / Down At Your Buryin' / Blues In My Sleep / Back To St. Louis
1986 HOL
SEQUEL NEX 224 THE JAMES COTTON BAND: LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC LADY  (CD)
Back At The Chicken Shack / Off The Wall / Rocket 88 / Don't Start Me Talking / Georgia Swing / One More Mile / Mojo Working / How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong / Blow Wind Blow / Mean Old World / I Don't Know / Boogie Thing / Stormy Monday / Fever
(recorded live in the mid 1970's)
1992 UK
RHINO/TOMATO CD 71662 JAMES COTTON: 3 HARP BOOGIE  (CD)
Jelly, Jelly / South Side Boogie / So Glad You're Mine / Good Time Charlie / Diggin' My Potatoes / There Is Something On Your Mind / V-8 Ford Blues / Turn On Your Love Light / Dolly Put The Kettle On
-- reissue: Tomato CD TMT-2123 --
1994 US
AIM CD 2005 JAMES COTTON: DEALING WITH THE DEVIL – THE BEST OF JAMES COTTON  (CD)
I Need You So Bad / Don't Start Me Talkin' / Dealing With The Devil / The Creeper / V-8 Ford Blues / Turn On Your Love Light / South Side Boogie / There Is Something On Your Mind / Knock On Wood / So Glad You're Mine / Diggin' My Potatoes / You Know It Ain't Right / Jelly, Jelly
1997 BEL
VERVE/GITANES 314 527371 JAMES COTTON: BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS  (CD)
Good Time Charlie / Turn On Your Love Light / Something On Your Mind / Don't Start Me Talkin' / Jelly, Jelly / Off The Wall / Feelin' Good / Sweet Sixteen / Knock On Wood / Oh, Why? / Blues In My Sleep / Soul Survivor / Fallin' Rain / Heart Attack / Lovin' Cup / She's Murder (a.k.a. Murder In The First Degree) / The Creeper / Down At Your Buryin' / Back To St. Louis / The Coach's Better Days
1995 US
ECLIPSE MUSIC GROUP CD 64735 JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: FEELIN' GOOD  (CD)
Off The Wall / Don't Start Me Talkin' / Dealing With The Devil / The Creeper / You Know It Ain't Right / Feelin' Good / Knock On Wood / Sweet Sixteen / I Need You So Bad / 'Fore Day Creep
1996
JUSTIN TIME/JUST A MEMORY JAM 9138-2 JAMES COTTON: SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY (THE COLLECTORS CLASSICS)  (CD)
I Got You (I Feel Good) / There Is Something On Your Mind / Money Honey / I Don't Know / Good Time Charlie / It Ain't Right / Stormy Monday / Work Song / Knock On Wood / Dealing With The Devil / Turn On Your Love Light-Please, Please, Please
(recorded live with Luther Tucker:gtr, Albert Gianquinto:pno, Bobby Anderson:bs, Francis Clay:dms)
1998 CAN
JUSTIN TIME/JUST A MEMORY JAM 9140-2 JAMES COTTON: LATE NIGHT BLUES – LIVE AT THE NEW PENELOPE CAFÉ (THE COLLECTORS CLASSICS)  (CD)
Intro / Honky Tonk / Woke Up This Morning / Black Night / Feelin' Good / Mean Old World / Mother-In-Law Blues / Every Day I Have The Blues / Tramp / Nine Below Zero / That's Alright / Rock Me Baby / Rocket 88 / Outro
(recorded live with Luther Tucker:gtr, Albert Gianquinto:pno, Bobby Anderson:bs, Francis Clay:dms)
1998 CAN
VANGUARD VCD 79536 JAMES COTTON: BEST OF THE VANGUARD YEARS  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues / The Blues Keep Falling / Love Me Or Leave Me / Rocket 88 / West Helena Blues / River's Invitation / Honest I Do / Got To Get You Off My Mind / Coast Blues / Next Time You See Me / Cut You Loose / Ain't Nobody's Business / Set A Date / Slippin' And Slidin' / Negative 10-4 / Next Time You See Me
1999 US
JUSTIN TIME/JUST A MEMORY JAM 9144-2 JAMES COTTON: IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR (THE COLLECTORS CLASSICS)  (CD)
It Was A Very Good Year / Mystery Train / She's My Baby / One More Mile / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / I Can't Quit You Baby / Sweet Sixteen / Midnight Creeper / (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man / You're So Fine
(prev. unissued 1960's live recorded at New Penelope Cafe, Montreal with Luther Tucker:gtr, Albert Gianquito:pno, Bobby Anderson:bs, Francis Clay:dms)
2001 CAN
JUSTIN TIME/JUST A MEMORY JAM 9145/6-2 JAMES COTTON: MIDNIGHT CREEPER - THE COMPLETE 1967 LIVE MONTREAL SESSIONS (THE COLLECTORS CLASSICS)  (2-CD)
Intro / Honky Tonk / Woke Up This Morning / Black Night / Feelin' Good / Mean Old World / Mother In Law Blues / Every Day I Have The Blues / Tramp / Nine Below Zero / That's Alright / Rock Me Baby / Rocket 88 / I Got You (I Feel Good) / There Is Something On Your Mind / Money Honey / I Don't Know / Good Time Charlie / It Ain't Right / Knock On Wood / It Was A Very Good Year / Mystery Train / She's My Baby / One More Mile / How Sweet It Is / I Can't Quit You Baby / Sweet Sixteen / Midnight Creeper / (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man / Stormy Monday / Work Song / Dealing With The Devil / Turn On Your Love Light-Please, Please, Please / You're So Fine
(recorded live with Luther Tucker:gtr, Albert Gianquinto:pno, Bobby Anderson:bs, Francis Clay:dms)
2002 CAN
ACROBAT ACMCD 4009 JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: FEELIN' GOOD  (CD)
V-8 Ford Blues / Polly Put The Kettle On / So Glad I'm Living (So Glad You're Mine) / Diggin' My Potatoes / Three Harp Boogie (South Side Boogie) / Turn On Your Lovelight / Good Time Charlie / Something On Your Mind / Don't Start Me Talkin' / Jelly, Jelly / Off The Wall / Feelin' Good / Sweet Sixteen / Knock On Wood / Blues In My Sleep ('Fore Day Blues) / Dealing With The Devil / You Know It Ain't Right / I Need You So Bad (Oh Why) / The Creeper
2003 UK
MOJO MUSIC ? JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND: PLEASE PLEASE  (CD)
One More Mile / All Walks Of Life / Born In Missouri / Flip, Flop & Fly / Boogie Thang / Good Morning Little School Girl / Baby Don't You Want To Go / Help Me / Fanny Mae / Please Please
2004
BMG SPECIAL PRODUCTS 748922 JAMES COTTON BAND: EXTENDED VERSIONS - THE ENCORE COLLECTION  (CD)
Flip Flop & Fly / Mojo / Rocket 88 / Caldonia / Boogie Thing / Good Morning Lil' School Girl / Help Me / Fannie Mae / Goodbye My Lady / Blow Wind Blow
2004 US
FRUIT TREE CD 839 JAMES COTTON: V-8 FORD BLUES  (CD)
Good Time Charlie / There Is Something On Your Mind / Turn On Your Lovelight / Jelly, Jelly / South Side Boogie / So Glad I'm Living / Diggin' My Potatoes / V-8 Ford Blues / Polly Put The Kettle On
2005




COMPILATIONS

PRESTIGE PR 7391 OTIS SPANN: THE BLUES NEVER DIE!  (LP)
The Blues Never Die / I Got A Feeling / One More Miles To Go * / Feelin' Good * / After Awhile / Dust My Broom (instr.) / Straighten Up, Baby * / Come On / Must Have Been The Devil / Lightnin' (instr.) / I'm Ready *
(featuring Otis Spann:vcl/pno, James Cotton:vcl*/hca, James Madison:gtr, Dirty Rivers (=Muddy Waters):gtr, Milton Rector:bs & S.P. Leary:dms)
-- UK edition: Stateside SL 10169, 1966/reissues: Prestige LP PR 7719/Prestige LP/CD OBC/OBCCD-530, 1990/Ace LP CHD 231 --
1965 US
LONDON HA-S 8265 V/A: BLUES CAME DOWN FROM MEMPHIS  (LP)
Cotton Crop Blues
-- reissues: Charly CR 30125, 1977 UK/Charly CD 67, 1988 UK --
1966 UK
VANGUARD VRS 9217 V/A: CHICAGO/THE BLUES/TODAY! VOL.2  (LP)
Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet: Cotton Crop Blues / The Blues Keep Falling / Love Me Or Leave Me / Rocket 88 / West Helena Blues
(recorded in Chicago in December 1965 with Otis Spann:pno, James Madison:gtr, S.P. Leary:dms)
-- UK edition: Fontana TFL 6069, 1966/reissue: Vanguard VSD/VCD 79217 --
1966 US
NEGRO ART M-12-SB-356 V/A: STORY OF THE BLUES - RHYTHM AND BLUES PARTY  (LP)
Jimmy Cotton: Hold Me In Your Arms
1968? FRA 
VANGUARD VSD-1/2 V/A: THE BEST OF THE CHICAGO BLUES  (LP)
Jimmy Cotton: Love Me Or Leave Me / Next Time You See Me / Rocket 88 / The Blues Keep Falling
1970 US
BLUES CLASSICS BC-15 V/A: MEMPHIS AND THE DELTA - 1950'S  (LP)
Cotton Crop Blues
197? US
VANGUARD VSD-25/26 V/A: THE GREAT BLUES MEN  (2-LP)
Set A Date / Ain't Nobody's Business
-- reissue: Vanguard VCD-25/26 --
1972 US
WEA K56267 V/A: THIS IS LOMA, VOLUME 3  (LP)
Complete This Order / Laying In The Weeds
1976 UK
EMI ONE-UP OU 2164 V/A: DEALING WITH THE DEVIL, VOLUME ONE : THE DEVIL'S MUSIC AS SUNG AND PLAYED BY...  (LP)
Slow And Easy / Dealing With The Devil (full version)
1977 UK
EMI ONE-UP OU 2192 V/A: DEALING WITH THE DEVIL, VOLUME TWO : THE DEVIL'S MUSIC AS SUNG AND PLAYED BY...  (LP)
Dealing With The Devil (incomplete fade-out edition)
1977 UK
GOLDEN HOUR GH 864 V/A: (GOLDEN HOUR PRESENTS) THE GREAT BLUES MEN  (LP)
The Blues Keep Falling
1977 UK
CHARLY CR 30114 V/A: THE ROOTS OF ROCK, VOL.7 - SUN BLUES  (LP)
Cotton Crop Blues
1977 UK
CHARLY CR 30126 V/A: THE ROOTS OF ROCK, VOL.11 - MEMPHIS BLUES SOUNDS  (LP)
Straighten Up Baby
1977 UK
ROOTS TR 1005 V/A: RARE GEMS  (LP)
So Glad You're Mine (with Elvin Bishop) / Diggin' My Potatoes (with Elvin Bishop & Paul Butterfield) / Three Harp Boogie (with Elvin Bishop, Paul Butterfield & Billy Boy Arnold)
(1962/3 recordings)
-- UK edition: TK Records TKR 82539 --
1978 US
RED LIGHTNIN' RL 0020 V/A: MEAT AND GRAVY FROM CADILLAC BABY, VOL.2 - HITS THAT MISSED  (LP)
One More Mile / There Must Be A Panic On
(recorded for Bea & Baby on September 19, 1963)
1978 UK
PYE GOLDEN HOUR GH 879 V/A: (GOLDEN HOUR PRESENTS) THE GREAT BLUESMEN, VOL. II  (LP)
The James Cotton Blues Quartet: Cotton Crop
1978 UK
CHARLY SUN BOX 100 V/A: THE SUN BOX  (3-LP)
Cotton Crop Blues
1980 UK
TAKOMA TAK 7071 V/A: CHICAGO BREAKDOWN  (LP)
V-8 Ford Blues / Polly Put The Kettle On
(1962/3 recordings)
-- UK edition: Sonet/Takoma SNTF 863 --
1980 US
CHARLY SUN BOX 105 V/A: SUN: THE BLUES YEARS  (9-LP)
Cotton Crop Blues / Hold Me In Your Arms / My Baby / Straighten Up Baby
1984 UK
ANTONE'S ANT-0004-1/ANT-0004-2 V/A: ANTONE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
Cotton Crop Blues / Sad Letter Blues
(recorded live at Antone's, Austin, TX in July 1985)
1986 US
ALLIGATOR AL-101/ALCD-101 V/A: GENUINE HOUSEROCKIN' MUSIC, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
Ain't Doin' Too Bad
1986 US
TAKOMA CDP 72822 V/A: TAKOMA BLUES  (LP)
V-8 Ford Blues / Polly Put The Kettle On
-- reissue: Fantasy-Takoma TAKCD-8907-2, 1998 US --
1987 US
CHARLY CD 67 V/A: BLUES CAME DOWN FROM MEMPHIS  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
(extended reissue of London HA-S 8265)
1988 UK
CHARLY CD SUN 7 V/A: THE SUN CD COLLECTION - BLACK MUSIC ORIGINALS, VOL.3  (CD)
My Baby/Straighten Up Baby/Cotton Crop Blues/Hold Me In Your Arms
1988 UK
ANTONE'S ANT-9901-2 V/A: ANTONE'S - BRINGING YOU THE BEST IN BLUES  (CD)
It Ain't Right
1989 US
ALLIGATOR AL-104/ALCD-104 V/A: GENUINE HOUSEROCKIN' MUSIC, VOL.4  (LP/CD)
Down Home Blues (with Junior Wells & Carey Bell)
1989 US
RHINO R2-70962 V/A: BLUE FLAMES - A SUN BLUES COLLECTION  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
1990 US
ROUNDER SS 38 V/A: MYSTERY TRAIN  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues / Hold Me In Your Arms / My Baby
1990 US
BLIND PIG BP-78001 V/A: "PRIME CHOPS" - BLIND PIG SAMPLER  (LP/CD)
My Babe
1990 US
ANTONE'S ANT-0016-1/ANT-0016-2 V/A: ANTONE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY, VOL.2  (LP/CD)
Moanin' At Midnight / Evan Shuffle
(recorded live at Antone's, Austin, TX)
1991 US
ALLIGATOR ALCD-105/6 V/A: THE ALLIGATOR RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD)
No Cuttin' Loose
1992 US
RHINO R2-71124 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.4 - HARMONICA CLASSICS  (CD)
Rocket 88
1992 US
ROUNDER/BULLSEYE BLUES CD-BB-9530 V/A: RARE CHICAGO BLUES 1962-68  (CD)
So Glad You're Mine / Diggin' My Potatoes / Three Harp Boogie
(1962/3 recordings)
1993 US
RHINO R2-71129 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.12 - MEMPHIS BLUES  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
1993 US
SEQUEL NEBCD 650 V/A: SEQUEL'S BLUES ON A FUSE!  (CD)
Rocket 88
1993 UK
VANGUARD VSD/VCD-73125 V/A: THE BEST OF CHICAGO BLUES  (LP/CD)
Love Me Or Leave Me / Next Time You See Me / Rocket 88
1993 US
RHINO R2 71780/RHINO 1211 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS COLLECTION  (3-CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
1994 US
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15801 V/A: THE COMPLETE SUN SINGLES, VOL.1  (4-CD)
My Baby / Straighten Up Baby / Cotton Crop Blues / Hold Me In Your Arms
1994 GER
K-TEL CD 6008-2 V/A: TUESDAY'S JUST AS BAD  (CD)
Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet: The Blues Keep Falling
1994 UK
RHINO R2-72192 V/A: BLUES FEST : MODERN BLUES OF THE '80S  (CD)
Superharp
1995 US
CHARLY CD 3 V/A: MODERN BLUES ANTHOLOGY : AIN'T TIMES HARD  (4-CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
1995 UK
PRESTIGE PRCD 9906 V/A: THE BLUESVILLE YEARS, VOL.2 : FEELIN' DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE  (CD)
Feelin' Good / One More Mile / Dust My Broom / Straighten Up, Baby
1995 US
ALLIGATOR ALCD-110/111 V/A: THE ALLIGATOR RECORDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD)
Diggin' My Potatoes
1996 US
DISCOVERY CD 74703/ANTONE'S CD 307 V/A: ANTONE'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY  (2-CD)
How Long Can A Bell Ring
1996 US
ECLIPSE MUSIC GROUP 64769 V/A: BLUES BOX  (5-CD)
Dealing With the Devil / Don't Start Me To Talkin' / Feelin' Good / I Need You So Bad / 'Fore Day Creep / Off The Wall / You Know It Ain't Right
1996
ST. CLAIR CD 25132 V/A: A CELEBRATION OF BLUES - GREAT BLUES HARP  (CD)
High Compression
1996
CELEBRATION OF BLUES 97152 V/A: A CELEBRATION OF BLUES - GREAT BLUES PIANO/GREAT BLUES HARP  (2-CD)
High Compression
1996
HOUSE OF BLUES/PLATINIUM 161183 V/A: THE ESSENTIAL BLUES, VOL.2  (CD)
High Compression
1996 US
BLUE SUN CD 2000 V/A: KING BISCUIT BLUES : THE HELENA BLUES LEGACY  (CD)
Straighten Up Baby
1996 US
BLIND PIG CD 2001 V/A: BLIND PIG RECORDS - 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD)
Take Me Back
1997 US
EASYDISC CD 7023 V/A: BLUES HARP GREATS  (CD)
Three Harp Boogie (with Paul Butterfield & Billy Boy Arnold)
1997
EASYDISC CD 7048 V/A: BLUES HARP POWER  (CD)
Superharp
1997
EMI-CAPITOL 36288 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES MASTERS, VOL.3  (2-CD)
The Sky Is Falling / Long Distance Operator / I'm A Free Man / Can't Live Without Love / Kiddie Boy / She Moves Me / Tonight I Wanna Love Me A Stranger / Nose Open / Goodbye My Lady / Georgia Swing
1997 US
CHARLY CPCD 8272 V/A: BIG BAD BLUES - 25 SUN BLUES CLASSICS, VOL.1  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
1997 UK
A&M 161280 V/A: HOUSE OF BLUES - ESSENTIAL CHICAGO BLUES  (CD)
Superharp
1997 US
RHINO R2-72874 V/A: LET'S DANCE : THE BEST OF BALLROOM SWING, LINDY, JITTERBUG & JIVE  (CD)
James Cotton, Junior Wells & Carey Bell: Who
1997 US
VANGUARD CD 6366 V/A: VANGUARD COLLECTOR'S EDITION  (CD)
Rocket 88
1997 US
TELARC 83335 MUDDY WATERS TRIBUTE BAND: YOU GONNA MISS ME (WHEN I'M DEAD & GONE)  (CD)
Blow Wind Blow
-- reissues: Dove CD 8151, 1997/Classic World CD 2145, 2002 --
1997 US
WOLF 120.293 V/A: BEA & BABY RECORDS PRESENTS - THE BEST OF CHICAGO BLUES, VOL.1  (CD)
One More Mile / There Must Be A Panic
1998 AUT
RHINO R2-75346 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.16 - MORE HARMONICA CLASSICS  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
1998 US
RHINO R2-75347 V/A: BLUES MASTERS, VOL.17 - MORE POSTMODERN BLUES  (CD)
Boogie Thing
1998 US
WOLF 120.400 V/A: BLUES POWER, VOl.1 - WOLF RECORDS PRESENTS : THE BEST OF BLUES  (CD)
Dealing With The Devil
1998 AUT
WOLF 120.848 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES HARMONICA  (CD)
Decoration Day
1998 AUT
WOLF WBJ 014 V/A: BLUES TOWN STORY, VOL.2  (CD)
Dealing With The Devil / Decoration Day
(early 1960's Chicago recordings)
1998 AUT
POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL 555872 V/A: THE NO.1 BLUES ALBUM  (2-CD)
Living The Blues
1998 US
HIP-O 40125 V/A: ONE NATION UNDER BLUES - MODERN MASTERS 1980'S  (CD)
Hold Me In Your Arms
1998 US
CHARLY CD 123 V/A: BLUES ESSENTIALS  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
1999 UK
ACE CDCHD 710 V/A: HARP BLUES  (CD)
Rocket 88
1999 UK
HOUSE OF BLUES 1467 V/A: THIS AIN'T NO TRIBUTE BLUES CUBE  (3-CD)
Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton: When The Levee Breaks, Pt.1 / Magic Slim & James Cotton: When The Levee Breaks, Pt.2
1999 US
PRESTIGE PRCD-9922-2 V/A: THE BLUESVILLE YEARS, VOL.12 - JUMP, JUMPIN' THE BLUES  (CD)
Otis Spann with James Cotton: Lightnin'
1999 US
ANTONE'S ANT-0046 V/A: CLIFF'S PICKS  (CD)
Stormy Monday
2000 US
DISKY COMMUNICATIONS DO 9998222-CD V/A: AS GOOD AS IT GETS - RHYTHM & BLUES  (2-CD)
Kiddy Boy
2000 NL
TELARC CD 83503 V/A: TELARC'S GOT MORE BLUES - NEW BLUES FOR 2000  (CD)
Boot Knockin' Boogie
2000 US
TELARC CD-83505 V/A: ROLLIN' INTO MEMPHIS - SONGS OF JOHN HIATT  (CD)
James Cotton & Kris Wiley: Wrote It Down And Burned It
2000 US
ORIGINAL SUN CD 41010 V/A: THE SUN BLUES YEARS  (CD)
My Baby
2000
EDELTONE CD 18210 V/A: SHADES OF BLUE : EARTH BORN  (CD)
Straighten Up Baby
2000
VANGUARD VCD-79549 V/A: BLOW'N THE BLUES : BEST OF THE GREAT HARP PLAYERS  (CD)
Cotton Crop Blues / The Blues Keep Falling / Rocket 88 / Honest I Do / Coast Blues / Hey, Hey
2000 US
VANGUARD VCD-79572 V/A: ROUT 50 : DRIVING NEW ROOTS FOR FIFTY YEARS - 50TH ANNIVERSARY SAMPLER  (2-CD)
Next Time You See Me
2000 US
JUSTIN TIME JAM 6701 V/A: HERE COMES THE BLUES  (CD)
It Ain't Right
2000 CAN
WOLF 120.105 V/A: THE BEST OF HARMONICA BLUES  (CD)
Dealin' With The Devil
2001 AUT
TOWN SOUND CD 70487 V/A: BLUES GREATS : BLUES ALL TIME FAVORITES  (CD)
V-8 Ford Blues
2001
SIMPLY THE BEST 24963 V/A: THE BLUES BOX  (5-CD)
My Baby
2001
UNIVERSAL SPECIAL PRODUCTS 585597 V/A: BLOWIN' THE BLUES  (CD)
Don't Start Me To Talkin'
2001 US
BLIND PIG CD 2002 V/A: BLIND PIG RECORDS' 25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD + CD-R)
My Baby
2001 US
VARESE 066254/066383 V/A: SUN RECORDS - 25 BLUES CLASSICS  (CD)
Straighten Up Baby / Cotton Crop Blues
2001 US
TELARC CD-83556 V/A: IN THE POCKET - A TASTE OF BLUES HARMONICA  (CD) 
James Cotton, Kim Wilson & Ronnie Earl: Mighty Fine Boogie / James Cotton & Billy Branch: T.D.'s Boogie Woogie / James Cotton: Lightning / Fire Down Under The Hill / Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia, Billy Branch & James Cotton: Harp To Harp
2002 US
VANGUARD 208 V/A: ROOTS OF THE BLUES  (3-CD) 
Rocket 88
2002 US
CASTLE CMDDD 610 V/A: MEAT & GRAVY FROM BEA & BABY  (2-CD)
One More Mile / There Must Be A Panic On
2002 UK
FAB-U-LUS FBULX 002 V/A: SUN RECORD COMPANY - 50 GOLDEN YEARS 1952-2002  (8-CD)
My Baby
2002 US
RHINO 75884 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY  (3-CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
2002 US
CHARLY SNAJ 713 V/A: THE SUN RECORDS STORY  (4-CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
2002 UK
TELARC CD-83569 V/A: NOW THIS IS WHAT WE CALL BLUES, VOL.420  (CD)
The Creeper
2003 US
INDIGO IGOTCD 2565 V/A: THE R&B HITS OF 1954  (3-CD)
Cotton Crop Blues
2005 UK
HALLMARK 730492 V/A: SUN RECORDS : THE EARLY YEARS  (3-CD)
My Baby / Straighten Up, Baby / Cotton Crop Blues / Hold Me In Your Arms
2005 UK
JSP JSPCD 7777 V/A: MEMPHIS BLUES - IMPORTANT POSTWAR BLUES  (4-CD)
My Baby / Straighten Up Baby / Cotton Crop Blues / Hold Me In Your Arms
2006 UK
ALLIGATOR 512021 V/A: ALLIGATOR RECORDS 35X35  (2-CD)
High Compression
2006 US
RAISIN MUSIC RM 1004 BILLY BOY ARNOLD, JOHN PRIMER, BILLY BRANCH & LURRIE BELL: CHICAGO BLUES, A LIVING HISTORY - THE (R)EVOLUTION CONTINUES  (2-CD)
James Cotton & Billy Branch: Rocket 88
2011 US
ALLIGATOR ACD 125 V/A: ALLIGATOR RECORDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION  (2-CD)
With The Quickness
2011 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Benoit Billot | Jarmo Hoppula | Alan Balfour

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Goldmine Standard Catalog Of Rhythm & Blues Records (Tim Neely, 2002) | Sun Records: The Discography (Colin Escott & Martin Hawkins, 1987) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Music Master Price Guide For Record Collectors (Nick Hamlyn, 1991) | New Rock Record (Terry Hounsome, 1986) | Living Blues #76 (1987) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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