Elizabeth Cotten  (1893-1987)
Last updated: 03.06.20
According to the Internet source given below, Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (née Nevills) was an American blues and folk musician, singer, and songwriter.
Being left-handed she developed her own style of guitar playing. Using a guitar strung for a right-handed player she played it upside down.She therefore had to play the bass lines with her fingers and the melody with her thumb. Her alternating bass style has become known as "Cotten picking".
Her signature song Freight Train (1903) has been widely covered by folk musicians such as Peter Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
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url15.gif Elizabeth Cotten Biography by wikipedia.org.  
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 8 works by Elizabeth Cotten (1893-1987). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Freight Train 1905  youtube15.jpg
I'm Going Away ?  youtube15.jpg
Old Woman Keeps Tellin' Her Lies on Me ?  youtube15.jpg
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie ?  youtube15.jpg
Shake Sugaree ?  youtube15.jpg
Spanish Flang Dang ?  youtube15.jpg
Washington Blues ?  youtube15.jpg
Wilson Rag ?  youtube15.jpg
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
         
youtube15.jpg Freight Train 2:46 Elizabeth Cotten
youtube15.jpg Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie 4:43 Elizabeth Cotten
youtube15.jpg Old Woman Keeps Tellin' Her Lies On Me 6:27 Elizabeth Cotten
youtube15.jpg Shake Sugaree 5:02 Elizabeth Cotten, Brenda Evans
youtube15.jpg Spanish Flang Dang 8:29 Elizabeth Cotten
youtube15.jpg Washington Blues/I'm Going Away 8:27 Elizabeth Cotten
youtube15.jpg Washington Blues/I'm Going Away 8:27 Elizabeth Cotten
youtube15.jpg Wilson Rag 1:40 Elizabeth Cotten