Wednesday, January 07, 2009

It's the Birthday of Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten

Freight Train and Other
North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
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Well actually the day before yesterday, January 5 was the birthday of blues and folk musician Elizabeth Cotten. She was born in 1895 and she passed away on June 29, 1987.

I was going to try to write something that would indicate how much I like her music, but then it dawned on me, that really words do not capture the simple elegance that was Elizabeth Cotten. I just reccomend that you watch and listen to as much of her as you can, while you can.

I recommend that you take a look at this Elizabeth Cotten Interviewer with Shetland Fiddler Aly Bain, from his 1985 Series Down Home.

Elizabeth Cotten - Mama, Your Papa Loves You


Elizabeth Cotten Telling a funny story.

Elizabeth Cotten @SqueezeMyLemon

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