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J.B. Scott’s reunion to evoke great memories

Bluesman James Cotton, who performed at J.B. Scott’s in Albany during the venue’s heyday in the late 1970s and ’80s, is scheduled to play at this weekend’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans.
Bluesman James Cotton, who performed at J.B. Scott’s in Albany during the venue’s heyday in the late 1970s and ’80s, is scheduled to play at this weekend’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans.
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Only something as completely cool as Jazz Fest in New Orleans could keep me away from the J.B. Scott’s Reunion Party on Saturday at Michael’s Banquet House (1019 New Loudon Road, Cohoes). Every boomer-age rock fan has star-time stories about the Central Avenue venue that the Manhattan Transfer called “the classiest toilet we’ve every played.” Every other late-1970s/early 1980s act of consequence also rocked that house, from U2 to Captain Beefheart, from Count Basie to ...


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