James Cotton: They All Stood Up, tells the story of the last great Mississippi blues harmonica player and a generation of musicians who were inspired by his passionate interpretation of the American blues. In a multi-day blues summit, harmonica players from across the country come together to showcase their unique styles and reflect on the passing of a man who made the mouth-harp a staple of the Chicago blues. The summit climaxes with them playing together in a musical salute that is sheer magic. Cotton’s iconic rise from poverty in the Mississippi Delta to a lifetime of playing with American legends in Chicago, is the story of an entire generation of bluesmen who changed the course of history. If you love the blues, you will love this film.
The Blues is all about feeling. If I don't feel it, I can't play it.