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Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor
Born: Sep 28, 1928 in Memphis, TN
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Died: Jun 3, 2009 in Chicago, IL
Genre: Blues
Biography: Accurately dubbed "the Queen of Chicago blues" (and sometimes just the blues in general), Koko Taylor helped keep the tradition of big-voiced, brassy female blues belters alive, recasting the spirits of early legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie for the modern age. ...Read full biography
Love You Like a Woman
Released: 1990
Label: Charly Records
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Twenty-one songs by Koko Taylor, produced and mostly written by Willie Dixon between 1964 and 1969, with Lafayette Leake, Buddy Guy, Robert Nighthawk (on some of the earliest tracks), Johnny Shines, Clifton ...Read full review
The Earthshaker
Released: 1978
Label: Alligator Records
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Koko Taylor's Alligator encore harbored a number of tunes that still pepper her set list to this day -- the grinding "I'm a Woman" and the party-down specials "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Hey Bartender." ...Read full review