Paul Cotton (born Norman Paul Cotton February 26, 1943 in Fort Rucker, Alabama) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter, most notable as a member of the band Poco and as the writer of the international hit song from that band, “Heart of the Night”.
Most of Paul Cotton’s music career has been as songwriter, lead guitarist and lead singer for the band Poco. Cotton joined Poco in 1970, replacing Jim Messina. Cotton’s best known song with Poco is “The Heart of the Night”, which was a major hit from the band’s Legend album, released in 1978. He also penned such Poco classics as ” Barbados”, “Indian Summer”, “Ride The Country”, and “Bad Weather”. Prior to Poco, he co-founded, with Kal David, Illinois Speed Press, which released two albums. Cotton left Poco in early 2010 and now works and tours with his 7 different back-up bands across the Nation. He lives in Key West, Florida where he goes fishing, sailing and sunning when not working on his music. Cotton is actively involved in the Key West community performing at various benefit shows in the area.
1 I Can Hear Your Heartbeat (Chris Rea) 3:55
2 I Walk The River (Paul Cotton) 4:32
3 Tiger On The Lawn (Floyd Marcus, Mike Appel, Rich Deans) 4:13
4 Here In Paradise (Paul Cotton) 4:51
5 One Long Last Look (Paul Cotton) 4:03
6 Heart Of The Night (Paul Cotton) 4:43
7 After All These Years (Paul Cotton) 4:34
8 Jamaican Rain (Paul Cotton) 3:45
9 High Water (Paul Cotton) 4:00
10 From Across The Room (Jeff Steele, Paul Cotton) 3:51
|Percussion||Paulinho Da Costa|
|Background Vocals||Paulette Brown|
|Background Vocals||Christopher Cross|
|Background Vocals||Bunny Hull|
|Background Vocals||Natasha Kapur|
Producer – Rob Meurer, Stewart Moore, Paul Brown
Engineer – Paul Brown
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Paul Brown
Design – Heather Van Haaften
Photography By – Eddie Wolfl
Recorded At – Amigo Studios
Recorded At – Acme Recording Studio, Sherman Oaks, CA
Mixed At – Amigo Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sisapa Record Co.
Copyright (c) – Sisapa Record Co.
Manufactured By – Sisapa Record Co.
Distributed By – Curb Records