James Cotton

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Insatiable showman, blues singer, and ace harp-man kept his high-energy act alive for over a half century.
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Year Album Artist
2015 Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll Composer, Primary Artist
2014 Essential Chicago Blues: Rarities Collection Primary Artist
2014 The Dirty River Boys Dirty River Boys Composer
2014 The Complete Aristocrat & Chess Singles A's & B's: 1947-1962 Muddy Waters Harmonica, Main Personnel
2014 True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story Johnny Winter Featured Artist, Harp
2013 Chicago Harp Showdown James Cotton Primary Artist
2013 Cotton Mouth Man James Cotton Primary Artist, Harmonica, Vocals
2013 I Got My Brand on You: The 1956-1962 Studio Recordings Muddy Waters Harmonica
2013 Live at the Old Mill Tavern, Mill Valley, CA - March 29, 1970 Quicksilver Messenger Service Featured Artist
2013 Mississippi Bluesmen Primary Artist
2013 The King of Distortion Meets the Red Line Rebels Link Wray Primary Artist
2013 The Sun Blues Box: Blues, R&B and Gospel Music in Memphis Composer, Primary Artist
2012 Bar-B-Cue'n Blues Primary Artist
2012 Double Dynamite Mannish Boys Composer
2012 Ebony and Ivory Blues Otis Spann Featured Artist, Harmonica
2012 Juke Joints Harmonica
2012 Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & the 1960s Musical Revolution Primary Artist
2012 Mississippi Saxophone: The Great Blues Harmonica Players Primary Artist
2012 Simply Blues [2012] Primary Artist
2012 Sun 60th Anniversary Composer, Primary Artist
2012 You Shook Me: The Chess Masters, Vol. 3: 1958 to 1963 Muddy Waters Harmonica
2011 Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection Producer, Primary Artist
2011 Belly Full of Blues Primary Artist
2011 Blues with Mileage The Shuffle-Aires Composer
2011 Chicago Blues: A Living History - The (R)evolution Continues Guest Artist, Harmonica
2011 How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong James Cotton Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
2011 Jim McCarty and Friends Jim McCarty Composer
2011 Mean Street Primary Artist
2011 Saturday Night In Shankletown Composer, Primary Artist
2011 Smokestack Lightning: The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
2011 The Story of the Blues Composer
2010 B.B. King & Kings of the Electric Blues B.B. King Primary Artist
2010 Big Box of Blues [Floating World] Primary Artist
2010 Fanny Mae James Cotton Primary Artist
2010 Giant James Cotton Primary Artist, Producer, Harmonica
2010 Retro-Active Mark Hummel Quotation Author
2010 The Rough Guide to Muddy Waters: Country Blues Muddy Waters Primary Artist
2010 This Is the Blues, Vol. 3 Composer
2009 100 Percent Blues Primary Artist
2009 Big Town Playboy Omar Dykes Harmonica
2009 Stepping Stones [Bonus DVD] Muddy Waters Primary Artist
2009 The Johnny Winter Anthology Johnny Winter Harmonica
2009 The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981 Muddy Waters Harp
2008 Ain't Times Hard: Political and Social Comment In The Blues Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
2008 Chess Moves: Future Blues Keith LeBlanc Harmonica
2008 Midnight Blues Magic Slim & the Teardrops Guest Artist, Harmonica
2008 The Blues Rolls On Elvin Bishop Featured Artist, Harmonica, Primary Artist
2007 Blues on the Rocks, Vol. 3 Primary Artist
2007 Breakin' It Up & Breakin' It Down Muddy Waters Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Vocals, Harp
2007 Memphis: That's All Right! From Blues to Rock 'n' Roll Primary Artist
2007 Nothin But the Blues/White, Hot and Blue Johnny Winter Main Personnel, Harmonica
2007 On the Jimmy Reed Highway Omar Dykes Guest Artist, Additional Personnel, Harmonica
2007 Vanguard Visionaries James Cotton Primary Artist
2006 Alligator Records 35X35 Producer, Primary Artist
2006 Blind Pig Records 30th Anniversary Collection Primary Artist
2006 Bluesman Play White Boys Blues Primary Artist
2006 Free Lunch Blossbluez Composer
2006 Howlin' the Blues Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
2006 Mojo Priest Steven Seagal / Thunderbox Harmonica
2006 Oochie Coo James Cotton Primary Artist
2006 The Definitive Collection Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
2006 The Essential Sun Records Collection Primary Artist
2006 The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios Primary Artist
2006 The Memphis Box, Vol. 2 Primary Artist
2006 Vanguard/The Blues/Forever! Primary Artist
2006 Way Back Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Main Personnel, Harmonica
2006 Yellow Sun Blues, Vol. 1 Primary Artist
2005 Another Great Tomato Blues Package Primary Artist
2005 Blues Interlude Primary Artist
2005 Live at the el Mocambo The Whiskey Howl Big Band Composer
2005 Max Attack [95 North] David Maxwell Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Harmonica
2005 Moanin' the Blues Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
2005 Refined Sugar Sugar Pie DeSanto Main Personnel, Drums
2005 Singing the Blues: 44 Blues Classics Primary Artist
2005 Sun Blues Primary Artist
2005 The Collection: Hard Again/I'm Ready/King Bee Muddy Waters Harp, Personnel
2005 The History of the Blues [Fuel 2000] Primary Artist
2005 The Sun Records Collection, Vol. 2 Primary Artist
2005 The Sun Story [Kala] Composer, Primary Artist
2005 The Sun Story [Time Music 2] Composer, Primary Artist
2005 The Sun Story [Time Music 3] Composer, Primary Artist
2005 The Sun Years, Vol. 1 Primary Artist
2005 These Kind of Blues! Matthew Skoller Composer
2005 V-8 Ford Blues James Cotton Primary Artist, Composer
2004 Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes James Cotton Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Harmonica, Composer
2004 Back Home Blues: Every Day I Have the Blues Primary Artist
2004 Best of Come Back Home Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
2004 Blowin' My Horn Mark Hummel Composer
2004 Come Back Home Howlin' Wolf Main Personnel, Harmonica
2004 Come on In Downchild Blues Band Guest Artist, Member of Attributed Artist, Harmonica
2004 Crucial Live Blues Primary Artist
2004 Deep Blues Story Primary Artist
2004 Extended Versions James Cotton Primary Artist
2004 Got Milk Thomas Schumacher Composer
2004 Happy Birthday Newport: 50 Swinging Years Harmonica
2004 Hoochie Coochie Man: Complete Chess Masters, Vol. 2: 1952-1958 Muddy Waters Harmonica
2004 Live In Europe Memphis Slim Harmonica
2004 Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live/King Bee Muddy Waters Harmonica
2004 Please Please James Cotton Primary Artist
2004 Press Your Body James T. Cotton Primary Artist
2004 Sad & Beautiful World 1975-1999 Colin Linden Harmonica
2004 The Best of Southern Blues [Fuel 2000] Composer, Primary Artist
2004 The Dancing Box James T. Cotton Primary Artist
2004 Transatlantic Live Nico Wayne Toussaint Composer
2004 With the Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 Big Mama Thornton Harmonica
2003 About Them Shoes Hubert Sumlin Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Harmonica
2003 All Blues'd Up: Songs of Eric Clapton Featured Artist, Primary Artist
2003 Count Your Blessings Nick Moss Composer
2003 Crucial Chicago Blues Primary Artist
2003 Crucial Harmonica Blues Composer, Primary Artist
2003 Cut You Loose! James Cotton Primary Artist
2003 Departure Mix, Vol. 2 Composer, Primary Artist
2003 Got My Mojo Workin' James Cotton Primary Artist, Composer
2003 Harley Davidson Roadhouse Blues Primary Artist
2003 Heritage of the Blues/I Wanna Go Home Otis Spann Harmonica
2003 Inspiration: 22 Harmonica Performances Primary Artist
2003 Key To Love: A Celebration of the Music of John Mayall Debbie Davies Guest Artist
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Harmonica
2003 Max Attack [Blue Max] David Maxwell Harmonica, Primary Artist
2003 Now This Is What We Call Blues, Vol. 420 Composer, Primary Artist
2003 Original Blues Classics Sampler: Bluesville Harmonica
2003 Rough Guide to Chicago Blues Primary Artist
2003 Sun Records: Ultimate Blues Collection Composer, Primary Artist
2003 Sweet Home Chicago [Indigo] Primary Artist
2003 The Blues Came from Memphis Composer, Primary Artist
2003 The Bluesmen Play: White Boys Blues, Vol. 1 Primary Artist
2003 The Roots: The Soul of Chris Thomas King Chris Thomas King Harmonica, Primary Artist
2002 35th Anniversary Jam of the James Cotton Blues Band James Cotton Primary Artist, Harmonica, Composer
2002 All Blues'd Up: Led Zeppelin Primary Artist
2002 Big Bad Love Harmonica
2002 C'mon Down to the Delta Dave Thompson Composer
2002 Eric Clapton: This Ain't No Tribute Series-All Blues Primary Artist
2002 Heavy Hitter Jeff Pitchell Guest Artist
2002 In the Pocket: A Taste of Blues Harmonica Composer, Primary Artist
2002 James Cotton Quartet James Cotton Primary Artist, Composer
2002 Meat & Gravy from Bea & Baby Composer
2002 One More Mile James Cotton Primary Artist, Composer
2002 Raw Blues, Vol. 3 Primary Artist
2002 Retro Blues: Roots Of Blues Music In America Primary Artist
2002 Sun Record Company: 50 Golden Years 1952-2002 Primary Artist
2002 Sun Records 50th Anniversary Box Composer, Primary Artist
2002 Sun Records 50th Anniversary Collection Composer, Primary Artist
2002 Sun Records: 25 More Blues Classics Composer, Primary Artist
2002 The Midnight Creeper James Cotton Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Vocals, Harp, Composer
2002 Trumpet Records: The Best of Blues & R&B Composer
2002 Vanguard: Roots of the Blues Primary Artist
2001 American Roots Music [Box Set] Primary Artist
2001 American Roots Music [Highlights] Performer, Primary Artist
2001 As Good as It Gets: Rhythm and Blues Performer, Primary Artist
2001 Blind Pig Records' 25th Anniversary Collection Performer, Primary Artist
2001 Blowin' the Blues [Universal Special Products] Performer, Primary Artist
2001 Blues Greats: Blues All Time Favorites Performer, Primary Artist
2001 Bring It on Home James Montgomery Band Harmonica
2001 Deluxe Edition Johnny Winter Guest Artist, Harmonica
2001 Do You Get the Blues? Jimmie Vaughan Harmonica
2001 Essential Blues Masters Composer
2001 Feelin' Good: The Very Best of the Sun Blues Primary Artist
2001 Finally Tijonne Reyes Composer
2001 Great Blues Duets & Legends Composer
2001 Hellhound on My Trail: Songs of Robert Johnson Harmonica, Primary Artist
2001 It Was a Very Good Year James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
2001 Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five [JSP] Louis Jordan Composer
2001 Monster Blues Harmonica
2001 Plays Chicago Blues Henry Gray Composer
2001 Road Trippin' Blues Composer
2001 Ronnie Earl and Friends Ronnie Earl Guest Artist, Harmonica, Composer
2001 Sun Records: 25 Blues Classics Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
2001 The Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection Primary Artist
2001 The Anthology: 1947-1972 Muddy Waters Harmonica
2001 The Best of Harmonica Blues Vocals, Harp, Composer, Primary Artist
2001 The Blues Box [Simply the Best] Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
2001 The Sun Records Story Performer, Primary Artist
2000 A Salute to the Chicago Blues Masters Vocals, Harmonica
2000 A Slice of Pie Sugar Pie DeSanto Keyboards
2000 Blow'n the Blues: Best of the Great Harp Players Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
2000 Blues Roots, Vol. 3 Primary Artist
2000 Bluesville Years, Vol. 12: Jump, Jumpin' the Blues Harmonica, Composer, Primary Artist
2000 Cliff's Picks Performer, Primary Artist
2000 Fire Down Under the Hill James Cotton Primary Artist, Composer
2000 Greenville Smokin' Willie Love Composer
2000 Here Comes the Blues Performer, Primary Artist
2000 I Better Move On... Len Rainey Composer
2000 Martini Dance Signorello Saxophone
2000 Rollin' into Memphis: Songs of John Hiatt Harmonica, Primary Artist
2000 Route 50: Driving New Roots for Fifty Years Performer, Primary Artist
2000 Shades of Blue: Earth Born Harmonica, Composer, Primary Artist
2000 Telarc's Got More Blues Vocals, Harmonica, Primary Artist
2000 The Sun Blues Years Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1999 All-Star Blues Sessions Bob Corritore Composer
1999 Best of the Vanguard Years James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1999 Blue Power: Song of Eric Clapton, This Ain't No Tribute Performer, Primary Artist
1999 Blues Essentials [Charly] Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1999 Blues Power: Songs of Eric Clapton Harmonica, Assistant Engineer, Primary Artist
1999 Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1999 Essential Blues, Vol. 3 Harmonica
1999 Harp Blues Performer, Primary Artist
1999 Live On Kenny Wayne Shepherd Guest Artist, Harmonica
1999 Rare Hooker John Lee Hooker Harmonica
1999 Silvertone Blues Joe Louis Walker Guest Artist, Harmonica, Performer
1999 Superharps James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica
1999 Tangled Up in Blues: Songs of Bob Dylan Harmonica
1999 The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues [MCA] Muddy Waters Harmonica
1999 This Ain't No Tribute Blues Cube Harmonica, Assistant, Primary Artist
1999 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs of Led Zeppelin Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1998 A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf Primary Artist
1998 Bea & Baby Records Presents the Best of Chicago Blues Vocals, Harmonica, Composer, Primary Artist
1998 Blues Harp Bosses Performer, Primary Artist
1998 Blues Masters, Vol. 16: More Harmonica Classics Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1998 Blues Masters, Vol. 17: More Postmodern Blues Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1998 Blues Power, Vol. 1: Wolf Records Presents the Best.. Performer, Primary Artist
1998 Blues Town Story, Vol. 2 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1998 Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades of Killer Fretwork, 1949-1969 Harmonica
1998 Chicago Blues Harmonica Vocals, Harp, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1998 Night Train, Vol. 3: Classic Railroad Songs Harmonica
1998 No. 1 Blues Album Performer, Primary Artist
1998 One Nation Under Blues: Modern Masters 1980's Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1998 River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1998 Seems Like Yesterday: Collectors Classics James Cotton Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Vocals, Harp
1998 Spirit of Blues Primary Artist
1998 St. Louis Blues Today, Vol. 2 Big Bad Smitty Producer, Liner Notes, Organ, Keyboards, Guitar (Bass), Drums, Programming, Guitar (Rhythm)
1998 Takoma Blues [1998] Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1997 An Anthology: The Elektra Years The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Composer
1997 Blind Pig Records: 20th Anniversary Collection Performer, Primary Artist
1997 Blues Harp Greats Harp, Performer, Primary Artist
1997 Blues Harp Power Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer, Primary Artist
1997 Chess Blues Classics: 1947-1956 Harmonica
1997 Chess Blues Classics: 1957-1967 Harmonica
1997 Chicago Blues Masters, Vol. 3 Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1997 Chicago Blues from C.J. Records, Vol. 1 Harmonica, Primary Artist
1997 Essential Blues Harmonica Composer
1997 Hard Again/I'm Ready/King Bee Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harp, Harmonica
1997 His Best: 1956 to 1964 Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1997 House of Blues: Essential Chicago Blues Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1997 Howlin' at the Sun Howlin' Wolf Harmonica (Amplified)
1997 Let's Dance: The Best of Ballroom Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug & Jive Performer, Primary Artist
1997 Live at the Old Absinthe House Bar: Friday Night Bryan Lee Guest Artist, Harmonica
1997 Messin' with the Blues Blue Coltrane Composer
1997 Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1997 The Knights of the Blues Table Composer
1997 Trouble Is... Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band / Kenny Wayne Shepherd Guest Artist, Harmonica
1997 Vanguard Collector's Edition Vocals, Harmonica, Performer
1997 West Coast Soul Stew Red Archibald Composer
1997 You Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Dead & Gone) Muddy Waters Tribute Band Guest Artist, Vocals, Harmonica
1996 A Celebration of Blues: Great Blues Harp Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 A Celebration of Blues: Great Blues Piano/Great Blues Harp Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Antone's 20th Anniversary Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Blues Box Set Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Blues Classics [MCA] Harmonica
1996 Blues, Vol. 1 [Eclipse] Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Blues, Vol. 2 [Eclipse] Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Blues, Vol. 3 [Eclipse] Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Blues, Vol. 5 [Eclipse] Performer, Primary Artist
1996 Bone to Pick with You Matthew Skoller Composer
1996 Deep in the Blues James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1996 Electric [Collector's Edition] John Lee Hooker Harp
1996 Feelin' Good [Eclipse] James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Composer
1996 Jungle Swing Johnny Copeland Guest Artist
1996 Keeper of the Flame Mitch Woods Guest Artist, Harp, Performer, Primary Artist
1996 King Biscuit Blues: The Helena Blues Legacy Vocals, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Let's Have a Blues Ball Harmonica
1996 Michael [Original Soundtrack] Harmonica, Performer, Featured Artist, Primary Artist
1996 The Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection Performer, Primary Artist
1996 The Essential Blues, Vol. 2 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Vanguard Blues Sampler Composer
1996 You Gotta Reap Mighty Reapers Composer
1995 Best of the Verve Years James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1995 Big Bad Blues Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1995 Blues Fest: Modern Blues of the '80s Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1995 Blues Masters, Vols. 1-5 Vocals, Harmonica
1995 Chicago Blues Masters, Vol. 1 Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1995 Gonna Getcha Blue Law Composer
1995 Goodbye Newport Blues Muddy Waters Harmonica
1995 It Ain't Easy Joe T. Cook Composer
1995 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five: 1939-1944 Louis Jordan Composer
1995 The Bluesville Years, Vol. 2: Feelin' Down on the South Side Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1995 The Story of the Blues [CBS/Columbia] Harp
1994 3 Harp Boogie James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1994 Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog: Chess Collectibles, Vol. 2 Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
1994 Blue Blazes Sugar Blue Composer
1994 I See It Now Tracy Lawrence Composer
1994 J.L.W. Joe Louis Walker Guest Artist, Harmonica, Primary Artist
1994 Living the Blues James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1994 One More Mile: Chess Collectibles, Vol. 1 Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica, Primary Artist
1994 Stone Rock Blues Harmonica
1994 The Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 1 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1994 The Sun Records Collection [Rhino] Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1994 Tuesday's Just As Bad Performer
1994 We Are The Blues: 1995 Primary Artist
1993 Blow, Brother Blow! 18 Blues Harmonica Classics: Charly Blues Masterworks, Vol. 32 Harmonica, Primary Artist
1993 Blues Masters, Vol. 12: Memphis Blues Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1993 Feelin' the Blues [GRP] Harmonica
1993 Haunted Heart Sammy Kershaw Engineer
1993 High-Tech Redneck George Jones Engineer
1993 I Am the Blues Big Daddy Kinsey Guest Artist, Harmonica
1993 It Won't Be the Last Billy Ray Cyrus Producer
1993 Rare Chicago Blues Performer, Primary Artist
1993 Rock This House The Nighthawks Quotes Researched & Compiled
1993 Sequel's Blues on a Fuse Performer, Primary Artist
1993 Shania Twain Shania Twain Engineer
1993 The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Tour Performer
1993 The Best of the Blues [Columbia/K-Tel] Primary Artist
1992 Blues Masters, Vol. 4: Harmonica Classics Vocals, Harmonica, Performer
1992 Blues Sky Muddy Waters Harp
1992 Chess Blues Harmonica
1992 Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Big Mama Thornton Harmonica
1992 I Like Your Kind of Love Melvin Endsley Composer
1992 Just Another Hill Corbin/Hanner Producer
1992 Let the Good Times Roll: The Complete Decca Recordings 1938-54 Louis Jordan Composer
1992 Live at Electric Lady James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Composer
1992 Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Pinetop Perkins Guest Artist, Harmonica
1992 Scorchin' Blues Johnny Winter Harp
1992 The More I Learn Ronna Reeves Engineer
1992 The Wolf Is at Your Door Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
1991 Antone's 10th Anniversary Anthology, Vol. 2 Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1991 Guitar Player Presents Legends of Guitar: Electric Blues, Vol. 2 Performer
1991 John Littlejohn's Blues Party John Littlejohn Composer
1991 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy: A Collection The Buckinghams Composer
1991 Mighty Long Time James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1991 The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection Performer, Primary Artist
1991 The Chess Box Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
1991 Trumpet Masters, Vol. 1: Lonesome World Blues Willie Love & His Three Aces Composer
1990 Antone's - Bringing You the Best in Blues Guitar, Performer, Primary Artist
1990 Blow It 'Till You Like It: Memphis Harmonica 1951-1954 Harmonica
1990 Blue Flames: Sun Blues Collection Vocals, Percussion, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1990 Delta Blues: 1951 Luther Huff / Willie Love / Big Joe Williams Composer
1990 Genuine Houserockin' Music, Vol. 4 Engineer, Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1990 Harp Attack! Carey Bell / Billy Branch / James Cotton / Junior Wells Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Performer
1990 Mystery Train Junior Parker Primary Artist, Vocals, Percussion, Performer, Composer
1990 Prime Chops: Blind Pig Sampler Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1990 The Chess Box Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica, Primary Artist
1990 The Memphis Days: Definitive Edition, Vol. 2 Howlin' Wolf Guest Artist, Harmonica
1989 Cadillac Daddy: Memphis Recordings, 1952 Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
1989 Heart & Soul Hubert Sumlin Guest Artist, Harmonica
1989 Memphis Days: Definitive Edition, Vol. 1 Howlin' Wolf Guest Artist, Harmonica
1989 Steppin' Stone Marie Osmond Engineer
1989 Strange Things Happening Blues Boy Willie Composer
1989 Trouble No More Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1988 Cool It Baby The Treniers Composer
1988 Genuine Houserockin' Music, Vol. 3 Harmonica
1988 Live at Antone's Nightclub James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1988 Sun CD Collection: Black Music Originals, Vol. 3 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1988 Texas Swing Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Composer
1988 The Blues Came Down from Memphis [CD] Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1987 Genuine Houserockin' Music, Vol. 2 Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1987 Living in the 20th Century Steve Miller Band Guest Artist, Harmonica
1987 Still I Stay Charly McClain Engineer
1987 Take Me Back James Cotton Blues Band Producer, Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica
1987 Takoma Blues [1987] Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1987 The Blues, Vol. 2 [Chess/MCA] Harmonica
1986 Antone's 10th Anniversary Anthology, Vol. 1 Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1986 Genuine Houserockin' Music Producer, Performer
1986 Genuine Houserockin' Music, Vol. 1 Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Primary Artist
1986 Live & On the Move, Vol. 2 James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica
1986 Live from Chicago Mr. Superharp Himself James Cotton Blues Band Producer, Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer
1986 Sings Big Bill Broonzy/Folk Singer Muddy Waters Harmonica
1985 Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor Guest Artist, Harmonica
1984 Dealin' with the Devil: Best of James Cotton James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Performer, Composer
1984 High Compression James Cotton / James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Harmonica, Trombone, Composer
1984 Rare & Unissued Muddy Waters Harmonica
1984 Rarest Otis Spann Vocals, Harmonica
1984 Two Sides of the Blues James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
1983 When the Night Comes Lou Rawls Engineer
1981 King Bee Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Harmonica
1979 Eyewitness Blues Bob "Catfish" Hodge Band Guest Artist, Harmonica
1979 Fine Cuts Big Walter Horton Composer
1979 Heart Like a Railroad Steel Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
1979 Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1979 Rrrracket Time Ronnie Hawkins Harmonica
1979 Sometimes You Win Dr. Hook Engineer
1977 Chess Blues Masters Muddy Waters Harmonica
1977 Hard Again Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Harp, Harmonica
1977 Nothin' But the Blues Johnny Winter Harp, Harmonica
1977 The Blues Came Down from Memphis [LP] Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1976 Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller Band Guest Artist, Harmonica
1976 Live & On the Move James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer
1975 High Energy James Cotton / James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1974 100% Cotton James Cotton Blues Band Arranger, Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1973 Can't Get No Grindin' Muddy Waters Harmonica
1973 The Best of Chicago Blues [Vanguard LP] Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer
1972 Golden Butter: The Best of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Composer
1972 The Great Blues Men Performer, Primary Artist
1971 A.K.A. McKinley Morganfield Muddy Waters Harmonica
1971 Muddy Waters: Live (At Mr. Kelly's) Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1970 Goin' Back Home Howlin' Wolf Harmonica
1970 Live 'n' Kicking at Lexington Pacific Gas & Electric Composer
1970 Taking Care of Business James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica
1970 They Call Me Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1970 Vintage Mud Muddy Waters Harmonica
1969 Blues with a Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter George "Harmonica" Smith & the Chicago Blues Band / George "Harmonica" Smith Composer
1969 The Blues Never Die! Otis Spann Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1969 The Johnny Winter Story Johnny Winter Harmonica
1968 Ball n' Chain Big Mama Thornton Harmonica
1968 Chicago Blues Johnny Young Harmonica
1968 Cotton in Your Ears James Cotton / James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica
1968 Cut You Loose! James Cotton / James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Harmonica, Composer
1968 Get It On Pacific Gas & Electric Composer
1968 Memphis & the Delta 1950 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1968 Pure Cotton James Cotton / James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
1967 Brass and the Blues Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1967 Chicago/The Blues/Today!, Vol. 2 Vocals, Harmonica, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1967 Late Night Blues James Cotton Primary Artist, Vocals, Harp
1967 Nobody Knows My Trouble Otis Spann Vocals, Harmonica
1967 The James Cotton Blues Band James Cotton Blues Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
1966 Johnny Young and His Chicago Blues Band Johnny Young Harmonica
1966 Otis Spann's Chicago Blues Otis Spann Guest Artist, Featured Artist, Harmonica
1966 What's Shakin' Composer
1965 Modern Chicago Blues Composer
1965 The Blues, Vol. 3 [Chess/MCA] Harmonica
1964 Folk Singer Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1960 At Newport Muddy Waters Guest Artist, Harmonica
1959 Blowin' the Blues [World Pacific] Vocals, Harmonica
100 Blues Hits (100 Tubes Blues) Primary Artist
A Double Dose of the Blues Composer
All Time Blues Classics Primary Artist
Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection Composer, Primary Artist
Best of the Blues, Vol. 1 [Excalibur] Primary Artist
Best of the Blues, Vol. 1 [Excalibur] Primary Artist
Big Box of Link Wray and More Kings of Distortion Primary Artist
Big City Blues [Platinum Legends] Primary Artist
Big Time Playboy Omar Dykes / Omar & the Howlers Harmonica
Bishop K.W. Brown Presents Earl Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir Live Earl Bynum / The Mount Unity Choir Tenor (Vocal)
Blue Decade Willie May Harmonica
Blue Jug [Ariola] Blue Jug Band Engineer
Blues Brothers Primary Artist
Blues Compilation Primary Artist
Blues Party Primary Artist
Boogie Thang James Cotton Primary Artist
Boston Music Hall, February 26, 1977: WBCN-FM James Cotton / Muddy Waters / Johnny Winter Primary Artist
Category Six Willie May Harmonica
Chicago Blues Legends 1 Primary Artist
Chicago Blues Legends 2 Primary Artist
Chicago Blues: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Primary Artist
Dealing with the Devil & Other Favorites James Cotton Primary Artist
Electric Blues [Not Now] Composer
Everybody Gone Crazy K.C. Harmon & the Unique Blues Band Composer
From Detroit...to the Delta James Montgomery Band Harp
Jazz with Prestige: Trouble An' Blues Primary Artist
Jukin' Primary Artist
Just Wailing Primary Artist
Live @ TC Williams HS Ovation Band Primary Artist
Live at the Mid-Michigan Blues Festival Bugs Beddow Composer
Live in Istanbul, Turkey John Lee Hooker Composer
Livin' in the Jungle City Streets Engineer
Make Time For the Blues Jimmy Reego Composer
Memories Of My Trip Chris Barber Harmonica, Primary Artist, Vocals
Memphis Blues Collection: Elvis Presley & The Songs That Drove Him Wild Primary Artist
Mississippi Blues: Another Journey Harmonica
Muddy Waters 100 John Primer Featured Artist, Harmonica
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Vol. 10: 2008-2009 Primary Artist
Rolling Stones Blues Primary Artist
Screaming and Crying Primary Artist
Songs From the Valley Bill Vaughan Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
South Side Boogie & Other Favorites James Cotton Primary Artist
The Trail of the Lonesone Pine and More Hits Primary Artist
The Blues [Quicksilver] Primary Artist
The Blues: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Primary Artist
The Vintage Collection: Blues Primary Artist
Third Floor Blues Primary Artist
Today's Blues, Vol. 3 Primary Artist
Two Sides of the Blues James Cotton Primary Artist
Ultimate Blues Collection Primary Artist
Vanguard 50 Primary Artist
Wake Up Time Lazy Roosters Composer
Without Measure Charles Bubeck Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)