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The Chicago blues scene was rocked to its core when Koko Taylor hit the Windy City in the early '60s. The former Cora Walton's gutsy, hard-belting style quickly earned her the title "Queen of the Blues" - and she's kept her crown ever since. Deluxe Edition: Koko Taylor brings together her best performances from her first seven Alligator Records albums. Taylor beats male blues shouters at their own game on tough, swaggering tracks such as "I'm A Woman," "Beer Bottle Boogie," and "Come to Mama." She pairs up with Buddy Guy on "Born Under a Bad Sign" and B.B. King on "Blues Hotel," and enlists Might Joe Young's muscular guitar for "Voodoo Woman." On the ballad side, she fills "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Time Will Tell" with a desperate longing. And, of course, there's her raucous signature tune, "Wang Dang Doodle." Taylor's mighty-throated vocals and take-no-sass attitude makes Deluxe Edition a down 'n' dirty delight.

Biography

Born: 28 September 1928 in Memphis, TN

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Accurately dubbed "the Queen of Chicago blues" (and sometimes just the blues in general), Koko Taylor helped keep the tradition of big-voiced, brassy female blues belters alive, recasting the spirits of early legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie for the modern age. Taylor's rough, raw vocals were perfect for the swaggering new electrified era of the blues, and her massive hit "Wang Dang Doodle" served notice that male dominance in the blues wasn't as exclusive...
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