LABEL: New West Records
CAT NO: LPANT3508LEC
1. Straighten Up Baby (3:12)
2. Everything Gonna Be Alright (3:16)
3. Black Nights (5:19)
4. Blow Wind Blow (3:48)
1. Sugar Sweett (4:19)
2. Moanin’ At Midnight (3:10)
3. Baby Please (5:38)
4. Hold Me In Your Arms (4:05)
1. Stormy Monday (6:47)
2. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy (3:38)
3. Northside Cadillac (4:15)
4. Mighty Long Time (5:21)
1. Every Night And Every Day (3:21)
2. Cotton Crop Blues (5:06)
3. Got My Nose Open (3:56)
4. Too Many Drivers (2:50)
JAMES COTTON – Mighty Long Time
2LP – 150g Purple Vinyl
(leather texture sleeve, die-cut with embossed logo.)
This is a presale order, release date MAR 18th
All orders will be shipped on or before MAR 18th
You can also collect in store on release day.
This record is about James Cotton’s blues roots. It was Clifford Antone’s inspiration for James to include “Straighten Up Baby” and “Hold Me In Your Arms” on this album because both songs mark the beginning of Cotton’s influential recording career. James originally cut these two sides for Sun Records in the early 1950’s, and today he burns with the same intense fire that he started on those first issues.
From Memphis and Sun Records, James made his way to Chicago with Muddy Waters where he played on some of the blues master’s Chess recordings. Since the early sixties, James has established himself as a bandleader and performer of unbelievable energy. He has the unique ability to absorb and transcend musical styles, bridging the distance from today’s most modern blues to the pre-Chicago sides of Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Muddy Waters. His atmospheric version of “Mighty Long Time” on this record breathes the same eerie loneliness as Sonny Boy’s original. James Cotton is of that time and place, and he takes us there on this great recording.
Although the titles are all familiar, James Cotton and his all-star cohorts (guitarists Jimmie Vaughan, Matt Murphy, Luther Tucker, Hubert Sumlin, and Wayne Bennett, with the omnipresent Perkins on keys) pull the whole thing off beautifully. Cotton’s cover of Wolf’s “Moanin’ at Midnight” is remarkably eerie in its own right, and he romps through Muddy Waters’ “Blow Wind Blow” and “Sugar Sweet” with joyous alacrity.
* image shown is for mock-up purposes only and actual vinyl may differ in appearance on arrival.
See below for tracklisting…