Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (née Neville) (January 5, 1895 – 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".
Elizabeth Nevills was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to a musical family. Her parents were George Nevill (also spelled Nevills) and Louisa (or Louise) Price Nevill. Elizabeth was the youngest of five children. At age seven, Cotten began to play her older brother's banjo. By eight years old, she was playing songs. At the age of 11, after scraping togetherЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Shake Sugaree, Volume Two [альбом]
- Folksongs and Instrumentals With Guitar [1958, альбом]
- Shake Sugaree [2004, альбом]
- Elizabeth Cotten, Volume 3: When I'm Gone [1979, сборник]
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