James Cotton Blues Band / James Cotton

High Compression

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This is the best contemporary James Cotton album gracing the shelves, thanks to its ingenious formatting: half the set places Cotton in a traditional setting beside guitarist Magic Slim, pianist Pinetop Perkins, and a solid rhythm section; the other half pairs him with a contemporary combo featuring guitarist Michael Coleman's swift licks and a three-piece horn section. Both combinations click on all burners. High Compression includes the scorching theme song "Superharp."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:39
2
3:39
3 6:22
4 2:31
5 3:22
6
3:38
7 5:00
8 3:46
9
4:37
10 2:41
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