Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten

Postby caspersvapors » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:36 pm

Discovered her from the fingerpicking thread and felt she was deserving for her own thread. The more I read her wiki page it sounds like she may have had a profound influence on Jerry.

Some interesting points:

The newfound interest in her work inspired her to write more material to play and in 1967, she released a record created with her grandchildren which took its name from one of the songs she had written, Shake Sugaree.

also like Jerry, she started out as a banjo player.

I remember hearing Freight Train from the Not for Kids only when I was a kid, didnt know Elizabeth Cotten wrote it when she was just a 12 year old girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgQEOku ... re=related

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Re: Elizabeth Cotten

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:49 am

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Re: Elizabeth Cotten

Postby paulinnc » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:57 am

She wrote going down the road feeling bad. I bet there is a lot of her early recordings at UNC, I'll check when I am on campus tomorrow.
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Re: Elizabeth Cotten

Postby Poor Peter » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:24 pm

Babe it aint no lie... also Elizebeth Cotton
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