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Koko Taylor

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by Koko Taylor

Biography

Cora Walton, 28 September 1935, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Taylor is one of the few major figures that post-war Chicago blues has produced. Her soulfully rasping voice has ensured her popularity in the Windy City, and latterly further afield, for over 30 years, since she recorded her first single for the local USA label. Signed by the leading black music independent label Chess Records, she attained their last blues hit in 1966 with the Willie Dixon song ‘Wang Dang Doodle’, whose cast... Read more

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blues
female vocalists
chicago blues
rhythm and blues
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