Koko Taylor

Cora Walton

Also known as Cocoa Taylor, Cora Taylor, Ko Ko Taylor, Taylor
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.kokotaylor.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koko_Taylor

Discography of Koko Taylor:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 What It Takes - The Chess Years 18 Audio 1997 Chess
2 Wang Dang Doodle / Blues Heaven 2 Audio 1966 Checker
3 Fire / Insane Asylum 2 Audio 1967 Checker
4 Deluxe Edition 15 Audio 2002 Alligator Records
5 Queen Of The Blues 10 Audio 1985
6 A Mighty Love / Instant Everything 2 Audio 1970
7 An Audience With The Queen 8 Audio 1987 Alligator Records
8 Basic Soul 10 Audio 1972 Chess
9 Koko Taylor 12 Audio 1969 Chess
10 Good Advice / Tell Me The Truth 2 Audio 1966-09-00 Checker
11 Violent Love 3 Audio 1972 Chess
12 Egg Or The Hen / Just Love Me 2 Audio 1967 Checker
13 I Don't Care Who Knows 2 Audio 1968 Checker
14 Southside Baby 9 Audio Black And Blue
15 Queen Of The Blues 10 Audio 1985 Alligator Records
16 Wang Dang Doodle / Blues Heaven 2 Audio 1966 Checker
17 I'd Rather Go Blind 2 Audio 1981 Alligator Records
18 From The Heart Of A Woman 10 Audio 1989 Alligator Records
19 Wang Dang Doodle 2 Audio 1966 Chess
20 What It Takes / The Chess Years 17 Audio 1991
21 Koko Taylor 12 Audio 1969 Chess
22 I Got What It Takes 11 Audio 1990 Alligator Records
23 The Earthshaker 9 Audio 1978 Sonet
24 Koko Taylor 12 Audio 1987
25 I Got What It Takes / What Kind Of Man Is This 2 Audio 1964 Checker
26 I Got What It Takes 11 Audio 2008
27 Old School 12 Audio 2008
28 From The Heart Of A Woman 10 Audio 1981 Alligator Records
29 I Got What It Takes 11 Audio 1975 Sonet
30 I Got What It Takes 11 Audio 1975 Alligator Records
31 Wang Dang Doodle / Blues Heaven 2 Audio 1966 Checker
32 I Got What It Takes / What Kind Of Man Is This 2 Audio 1964 Checker
33 Wang Dang Doodle / Blues Heaven 2 Audio 1966 Checker
34 From The Heart Of A Woman 10 Audio 1989 Alligator Records
35 South Side Lady 15 Audio 1992
36 Royal Blue 12 Audio 2000 Alligator Records
37 Jump For Joy 10 Audio 1990 Alligator Records
38 Security 4 Audio Checker
39 (I Got) All You Need / All Money Spent (On Feeling Good) 4 Audio Checker
40 First Came Memphis Minnie 13 Audio 2012 Stony Plain Records
41 Blues Heaven 12 Audio 1988
42 The Earthshaker 9 Audio 1978 Epic
43 Wang Dang Doodle 21 Audio 1990 Roots


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 [a=Willie Dixon] in 1962 leading to a contract with [l=Chess]. In close collaboration with Dixon she released several singles, including the 1965 "Wang Dang Doodle" previously recorded by [a=Howlin' Wolf]. Not coincidental. Taylor' had the most powerful vocal of the contemporary female Chess staplemates including [a=Etta James], [a=Mitty Collier] and [a=Irma Thomas] and her shouting style had more in common with e.g. [a=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 [l=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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