June 3rd, 2009

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RiP Koko Taylor

According to Elwood Blues and the Bluesmobile, Blues Sister Koko Taylor has passed away. According to Elwood;

It's with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I must inform you of the passing of The Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor.

Koko died June 3rd in Chicago, result of complications during surgery to treat gastrointestinal bleeding.

Daughter of a Tennessee sharecropper, Koko's big break came in '62, when Willie Dixon spotted her and got her a recording contract on Chess. Three years later she sold a million copies of one of her signature tunes Wang Dang Doodle.

From my audio archives, Listen to Koko tell me how she came to be known as "The Queen Of The Blues".

Also check out this amazing clip of Koko with Little Walter in '67.

Check out Elwood Blues website at http://www.thebluesmobile.com/