Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor

Real Name:
Cora Walton
US R&B singer, sometimes refered to as "The Queen of Chicago Blues". Born september 28, 1928, Bartlett, Tennessee. 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. Died June 03, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Koko Taylor Discography


lps 1532 Koko Taylor Koko Taylor (Album) Chess lps 1532 US 1969 Sell This Version
CH 50018 Koko Taylor Basic Soul (Album) Chess CH 50018 US 1972 Sell This Version
33542 Koko Taylor Southside Lady (Album) Black And Blue 33542 France 1973 Sell This Version
none Koko Taylor I Got What It Takes (Album) Alligator Records none USA & Canada 1974 Sell This Version
EPC 84300 Koko Taylor The Earthshaker (Album) Alligator Records EPC 84300 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
AL 4724 Koko Taylor From The Heart Of A Woman (Album) Alligator Records AL 4724 US 1981 Sell This Version
AL 4740 Koko Taylor Queen Of The Blues (Album) Alligator Records AL 4740 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
SNTF 988 Koko Taylor An Audience With The Queen Sonet SNTF 988 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
AL 4784 Koko Taylor Jump For Joy (Album) Alligator Records AL 4784 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ALC 4784 Koko Taylor Jump For Joy(Cass, Album) Alligator Records ALC 4784 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
ALCD 4817 Koko Taylor Force Of Nature (Album) Alligator Records ALCD 4817 US 1993 Sell This Version
BLU NM 029 Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle(Cass, RM) Orbis BLU NM 029 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ALCD 4873 Koko Taylor Royal Blue(CD, Album, Dig) Alligator Records ALCD 4873 US 2000 Sell This Version
ALCD4915 Koko Taylor Old School (Album) Krokus, Irond ALCD4915 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1092 Koko Taylor I Got What It Takes / What Kind Of Man Is This (Single) Checker 1092 US 1964 Sell This Version
1106 Koko Taylor Don't Mess With the Messer / Whatever I Am You Made Me(7", Single) Checker 1106 US 1965 Sell This Version
1135 Ko Ko Taylor* Wang Dang Doodle (Single) Chess 1135 US 1966 Sell This Version
1148 Koko Taylor Good Advice / Tell Me The Truth(7", Single) Checker 1148 US 1966 Sell This Version
1191 Ko Ko Taylor* Fire / Insane Asylum Checker 1191 US 1967 Sell This Version
1166 Ko Ko Taylor* Egg Or The Hen / Just Love Me Checker 1166 1967 Sell This Version
1174 Koko Taylor (I Got) All You Need / All Money Spent (On Feeling Good)(7") Checker 1174 US 1967 Sell This Version
1210 Koko Taylor I Don't Care Who Knows(7") Checker 1210 US 1968 Sell This Version
107, 108 Ko Ko Taylor* & Mighty Joe Youngs Band* Ko Ko Taylor* & Mighty Joe Youngs Band* - A Mighty Love / Instant Everything(7", Single) Yambo Records, Yambo Records 107, 108 US 1970 Sell This Version
6145 018 Koko Taylor Violent Love(7", RE) Chess 6145 018 UK 1972 Sell This Version
SON 2066 Koko Taylor Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean / Voodoo Woman(7", Single) Sonet SON 2066 UK 1975 Sell This Version