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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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  • "Insane Asylum" with Willie Dixon, when she comes on at 1:14. What power.
  • Saw her at a Blues Festival in 2006 simply amazing! Queen of Blues indeed
  • American Folk Blues Festival group: http://www.last.fm/group/American+Folk+Blues+Festival
  • Just unforgettable...
  • soooooooooo fantastic blues
  • 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!
  • I am in love with her cover of "I'd rather go blind".
  • amazing
  • Her voice could bring down the walls, and they did!

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