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    Koko Taylor

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1I'd Rather Go Blind lyrics
    2That's Why I'm Crying lyrics
    3Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) lyrics
    4Queen Bee lyrics
    5I'm a Woman lyrics
    6Ernestine lyrics
    7Mother Nature lyrics
    8A Good Man Is Hard To Find lyrics
    9Wang Dang Doodle [#] lyrics
    Willie Dixon feat. Koko Taylor
    10Insane Asylum lyrics
    Willie Dixon feat. Koko Taylor

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Royal Blue [2000]
    2Koko Taylor [2010]
    3Old School [2007]
    4Deluxe Edition [2002]


    Koko Taylor (real name Cora Walton) was an American R&B singer, sometimes refered to as "The Queen of Chicago Blues", born on September 28, 1928, Bartlett, Tennessee & dead on June 3, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Dubbed "Koko" due to her love of chocolate. Discovered by Willie Dixon in 1962 leading to a contract with Chess. In close collaboration with Dixon she released several singles, including the 1965 "Wang Dang Doodle" previously recorded by Howlin' Wolf. Not coincidental. Taylor' had the most powerful vocal of the contemporary female Chess staplemates including Etta James, Mitty Collier and Irma Thomas and her shouting style had more in common with e.g. Big Mama Thornton and Howlin' Wolf. Her 1969 selftitled debut album is mostly a compilation of her Chess singles. From 1975 and for more than 30 years she recorded for Alligator Records. Her 1985 album "Queen of the blues" won her a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album that year. Performing till the end, she died after complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding in 2009.

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