“VANESSA” JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND 1967 at the GRANDE BALLROOM, DETROIT

$89.00

  • “VANESSA” JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND 1967 at the GRANDE BALLROOM, DETROIT
  • CONVENIENT – Poster is shipped flat with an acid-free board (not rolled like other posters)
  • PROTECTED – Packaged with a clear cellophane covering
  • FRAME READY – Or display as is. Poster size is 13″ x 19″
  • UNIQUE – Recreated by the world renowned artist Carl Lundren, who also wrote “The Psychedelic Rock Art of Carl Lundgren” (also available on Amazon)
  • MADE IN THE USA – Printed and packaged in Michigan

Description

“VANESSA’ ICONIC POSTER for JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND MC5 BILLY C and the SUNSHINE Poster 19″ X 13” Ready for Display, Shipped Flat, Bagged and Boarded by Grande Ballroom Poster Artist Carl Lundgren Printed In Detroit MI USA James Henry Cotton (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017)[1] was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time and with his own band. He played drums early in his career but is famous for his harmonica playing. Cotton began his professional career playing the blues harp in Howlin’ Wolf’s band in the early 1950s.[3] He made his first recordings in Memphis for Sun Records, under the direction of Sam Phillips. In 1955, he was recruited by Muddy Waters to come to Chicago and join his band. Cotton became Waters’s bandleader and stayed with the group until 1965.[4] In 1965 he formed the Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet, with Otis Spann on piano, to record between gigs with the Muddy Waters band. He eventually left to form his own full-time touring group. His first full album, on Verve Records, was produced by the guitarist Mike Bloomfield and the singer and songwriter Nick Gravenites, who later were members of the band Electric Flag Lundgren had an early interest in becoming a fantasy artist and illustrator like Frank Frazetta, his idol. At the age of 18, he was co-chairman of the first multimedia science fiction convention, The Detroit Triple Fan Fair, featuring comics, movies and science fiction. He studied with the Famous Artists School correspondence course, for formal training. In 1967 Lundgren met rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw, who was illustrating posters for a Detroit rock venue, run by Russ Gibb, called the Grande Ballroom. Grimshaw offered him a job, and Lundgren went on to create poster art for seminal bands such as The Who, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd.

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