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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… read more

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  • Introducing new group [group]Fingerpickin' Good Blues[/group] representing this artist and many other great ones. Enjoy!
  • Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Oldies №81 - http://oldies.saltyknuckles.net/2014-24/
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgQEOkuCRZ0
  • WAIT: a Great-GrandDAUGHTER, I'm dumb.
  • Where is your GRANDmother!!??!!! One of the best songs in America, "Shakey Wakey!!!"
  • @Echos_Myron According to the liner notes, Brenda Evans is Elizabeth Cotten's great-granddaughter. Apparently she was 12 when it was recorded, and she (along with her siblings) even contributed to the lyrics.
  • Totally blown away by the voice of Brenda Evans on Shake Sugaree. Who is she?
  • Gosh -a lot more about her on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Cotten including her connection to the Seegers! I never knew that :( ~~~~~~~~~~~ And here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pt8dj
  • such an amazing person
  • gracias eli

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