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Legendary harmonica player James Cotton, who died aged 81 after a 72-year-long career. Christopher Durst/Courtesy Alligator Records hide caption

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James Cotton, Giant Of The Blues Harmonica, Dies At 81

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James Cotton On World Cafe

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James Cotton is in his 69th year of performing. The latest album by the Mississippi-born, Chicago-based bluesman is called Cotton Mouth Man. Christopher Durst/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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James Cotton: 'The Voice Is Gone, But The Wind Is Still There'

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A Historic Blues Concert, Newly Released

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