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Koko TaylorQueen Of The Blues

Tracklist

Evil4:58
Beer Bottle Boogie3:33
I Cried Like A Baby5:11
I Can Love You Like A Woman (Or I Can Fight You Like A Man)3:48
Flamin' Mamie3:27
Something Inside Me3:43
The Hunter3:26
Queen Bee3:46
I Don't Care No More3:08
Come To Mama4:44

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Text scanned from CD insert:

THE QUEEN OF BLUES
Koko Taylor

This is it! This is the album that captures all the gritty power and explosive energy that's made Koko Taylor the undisputed Queen of the Blues. Here's all the whoopin' and hollerin' good times of the live shows that Koko delivers, year around, in clubs, concerts and festivals all around the world. When Koko starts up a song and pours her soul-drenched voice on top of her band's driving beat— Lord help the faint of heart.

Koko's giant voice and riveting presence have earned her every award a blues artist can win, from an unprecedented four W.C. Handy Awards, to five Grammy nominations and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album of the Year, to the key to the city of Jackson, Mississippi.

Some of Koko's most loyal fans are her fellow Chicago blues musicians. So, when she called on the city's top bluesmen, players like James Cotton, Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, and Albert Collins, to help her on this album, all of them made time in their hectic schedules to give the Queen their best. Add to these greats a monster band of Johnny B. Gayden, "Professor” Eddie Lusk, Ray Allison and the phenomenal Criss Johnson (perhaps Chicago's premier unheralded guitarist) and you get the hardest, funkiest, gutbucket blues album the Windy City has seen in a long time.

Blues fans everywhere know— for a good dose of the best blues on earth: go see Koko Taylor. But if you need some right away: buy this record.

—Andrew Gerking

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    • Lovinda's avatar
      Lovinda
      Track B5 "I Don't Care No More" is written by another Taylor...Ted Taylor! He released the original as "I Don't Care" in 1961.
      • Lovinda's avatar
        Lovinda
        I think Patti Page never co-wrote "Flamin' Mamie" with Willie Dixon! Elsewhere song is credited to a certain Penny Page (whoever that is). I think good ol' Willie Dixon was inspired by the 1925 original with same title when he wrote this back in 1977 (see song article on Wikipedia).
        • TheModGod's avatar
          TheModGod
          Edited 5 years ago
          Good stuff, but Criss Johnson's guitar tone sounds like some super lame guitar tone on a 'play-along-learn-guitar' kind of thing. He is a pretty good guitarist, but for goodness sake, why such a pedestrian tone :(
          • Mustang260ci's avatar
            Mustang260ci
            Edited 6 years ago
            One of the best Chicago blues albums. Koko has an outstanding band to back her powerful voice.

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