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Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 17 episodes and was first played on 13 February 2015.

Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (January 5, 1893 – June 29, 1987) was an American blues and folk musician, singer, and songwriter. A self-taught left-handed guitarist, Cotten developed her own original style. Her approach involved using a right-handed guitar (usually in standard tuning), not re-strung for left-handed playing, essentially, holding a right-handed guitar upside down. This position required her to play the bass lines with her fingers and the melody with her thumb. Her signature alternating bass style has become known as "Cotten picking".

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Freight Train
Elizabeth Cotton
Folkways Records1958
Freight Train
Elizabeth CottonFolkways Records1958
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Shake Sugaree
Elizabeth Cotten
Folkways Records1967
Shake Sugaree
Elizabeth CottenFolkways Records1967
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Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Elizabeth Cotten
Folkways Records1958
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Elizabeth CottenFolkways Records1958
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I'm Going Away
Elizabeth Cotten
Folkways Records1967
I'm Going Away
Elizabeth CottenFolkways Records1967
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Wilson Rag
Elizabeth Cotton
Folkways Records1958
Wilson Rag
Elizabeth CottonFolkways Records1958
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Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Elizabeth Cotten
Let Them Eat Vinyl2014
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Elizabeth CottenLet Them Eat Vinyl2014
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Freight Train
Elizabeth Cotten
Folkways Records1979
Freight Train
Elizabeth CottenFolkways Records1979
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When I Get Home
Elizabeth Cotten
Folkways Records1958
When I Get Home
Elizabeth CottenFolkways Records1958
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Wilson Rag
Elizabeth Cotten
Folkways Records1979
Wilson Rag
Elizabeth CottenFolkways Records1979
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When I Get Home
Elizabeth Cotton
Folkways Records1958
When I Get Home
Elizabeth CottonFolkways Records1958
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