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Cotten played until she was well into her 80’s. In 1984, she won the Grammy Award for “Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording” for her album on Arhoolie Records, “Elizabeth Cotten Live.”

Now deceased, Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten is memorialized in the book “I Dream a World”.

Watch video of Elizabeth Cotten performing below:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9XKR_ifpVM%5D

Little Known Black History Fact: Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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