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MIKE COTTON SOUND
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Michael Edward 'Mike' Cotton is an English jazz and R&B artist. In more than decade of activity from 1960 until 1971, the Mike Cotton Sound transformed themselves and their sound several times, starting out playing trad jazz, switching to rock & roll and blues, then remaking themselves in the vein soul, and finally ending up as a progressive soul band backing Zoot Money. In all of that time, ironically, the group only enjoyed one hit, "Swing That Hammer," a minor chart entry in England during 1963. For much of the '60s, they were one of the busiest bands in England, playing club dates of their own and also backing American performers as Solomon Burke, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, and Gene Pitney, and playing sessions behind other popular performers as Mary Hopkin, The Kinks, The Animals and Argent. Some members left The Mike Cotton Sound to join bands as The Animals, The Mindbenders and Whitesnake. In the years since, most of the members have remained active in music in some respect. Cotton has remained active as a session musician.

MEMBERS:

Mike Cotton - vocals, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Harmonica
Maureen Parfitt (Little Mo) replaced by Jeanie Lambe - Vocals
Bruce MacPherson (soul-based performing); vocals - Vocals
Jeff King replaced by Derek Tearle replaced by Conway Smith - Bass
Jimmy Garforth replaced by Bernie Byrnes - Drums
Gerry Williams replaced by John Crocker - Clarinet, Saxophone
Dave Rowberry - Piano
Stu Morrison replaced by Jim Rodford - Banjo, Bass
Tony Pitt replaced by Derek Griffiths - Guitar
John Beecham - Trombone, Piano

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I Don't Wanna Know
This Little Pig
Germany
Metronome B 1595
Value: 60

Make Up Your Mind
I've Got My Eye On You
Denmark
Metronome B 1630
Value: 50

Make Up Your Mind / I've Got My Eye On You
Swing That Hammer / I Don't Wanna Know
France
Festival 45 2433
Value: 120

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