Koko Taylor, Dead at 80

In MemoriumKoko Taylor was 80. She was the Grammy-winning blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues" who belted out her signature hit, "Wang Dang Doodle," at hundreds of concerts.

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Great pipes.

I feel guilty for not knowing who she is.

But jazz usually isn't on my play list.

June 4, 2009 @ 6:16 AM

Mike from Lowville

Koko Taylor was a legend singing the Blues not Jazz. She was a Chess Records alumni along with a slew of other. Great movie all about Chicago's Chess Records out now on video. I have her "I GOT WHAT IT TAKES" album, her first after Chess closed down.

June 5, 2009 @ 11:16 AM


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January 9, 2010 @ 1:42 PM

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