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Koko Taylor (September 28, 1928 - June 3, 2009) was an American musician, popularly known as the "Queen of the Blues." She was known primarily for her rough and powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings.

Taylor was born as Cora Walton on a farm just outside Memphis, Tennessee. In 1954, Taylor left Memphis for Chicago with her husband, truck driver Robert "Pops" Taylor. In the late 1950s she began singing in Chicago blues clubs and was spotted by Willie… read more

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  • Avatar for Parasitical
    This is the good honest stuff right here, folks. Straight to the point.
  • Avatar for Songs_of_Myself
    "Insane Asylum" with Willie Dixon, when she comes on at 1:14. What power.
  • Avatar for Washtali
    Saw her at a Blues Festival in 2006 simply amazing! Queen of Blues indeed
  • Avatar for Forteski
    American Folk Blues Festival group:
  • Avatar for Angelusdemortii
    Just unforgettable...
  • Avatar for aydin1966
    soooooooooo fantastic blues
  • Avatar for stasya_frolova
    guys! please somebody help us!) we need the lyrics of Koko's "Tease Your Man" and can't catch some words. could somebody please send me the lyrics or write them down here? thank you in advance!
  • Avatar for gendervariant
    I am in love with her cover of "I'd rather go blind".
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  • Avatar for Druid66
    Her voice could bring down the walls, and they did!

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