Cohn was educated as a lawyer, and became vice-president of CBS/Epic records and later head of Playboy Records and Music. He also continued a career as producer, writer and critic. He wrote Movietone Presents of the Twentieth Century (New York : Saint Martin's Press, 1976) and edited Nothing but the blues : the music and the musicians (New York : Abbeville Press, 1993).
After four nominations to the Grammy Awards, he got the Grammy Award for Best Historical Album in 1991 with his recording Robert Johnson : The Complete Recordings. He received the same year the W. C. Handy Award for this work on Robert Johnson and was honored with a special distinction by the Blues Foundation for his "contribution to the blues." Moreover, Sony Music provided him the first President's Award for his work on Robert Johnson.Click here to hide this biography