Cotton also collaborated with a remarkable array of stars of both rock and blues, including Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and B.B. King.
Willie Dixon's composition was inspired by Esso Gasoline's popular advertising campaign.
The festival is scheduled for July 30 through August 1.
The Folk Festival will take place July 23rd through July 25th and July 26th through July 28th. Newport Jazz is set for July 30th to August 1st.
Explore how the Newport Jazz Festival survived riots, rock, and revolution to birth some of jazz’s greatest live albums.
Norah Jones has announced that she will perform at both the Newport Folk Festival and then the Newport Jazz Festival on consecutive weekends in July.
Since the early jazz & folk happenings in the 1960s, almost every musical genre has had festivals to attract the faithful as well as potential converts.