Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor

Real Name:
Cora Walton
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US R&B singer, sometimes referred 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 stablemates 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 self-titled 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

Albums

Koko Taylor Koko Taylor (Album) Chess US 1969 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor Basic Soul (Album) Chess US 1972 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor Southside Lady (Album) Black And Blue France 1973 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor I Got What It Takes (Album) Alligator Records USA & Canada 1974 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor The Earthshaker (Album) Alligator Records Greece 1978 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor From The Heart Of A Woman (Album) Alligator Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor Queen Of The Blues (Album) Alligator Records Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor An Audience With The Queen Sonet Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor Jump For Joy (Album) Alligator Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doddle (Comp) Les Génies Du Blues Switzerland 1992 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor Force Of Nature (Album) Alligator Records US 1993 Sell This Version
ALCD 4873 Koko Taylor Royal Blue(CD, Album) Alligator Records ALCD 4873 US 2000 Sell This Version
Koko Taylor Old School (Album) Krokus, Irond US 2007 Sell This Version
LP 113.88.0539 Koko Taylor Southside Lady(LP) Estúdio Eldorado, Black And Blue LP 113.88.0539 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Koko Taylor I Got What It Takes / What Kind Of Man Is This (Single) Checker 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
Ko Ko Taylor* Wang Dang Doodle (Single) Chess US 1966 Sell This Version
1148 Koko Taylor Good Advice / Tell Me The Truth(7", Single) Checker 1148 US 1966 Sell This Version
Ko Ko Taylor* Fire / Insane Asylum Checker US 1967 Sell This Version
Ko Ko Taylor* Egg Or The Hen / Just Love Me Checker 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