Thursday, June 04, 2009

KOKO TAYLOR 1928-2009


Koko Taylor, the Queen of the Chicago Blues died yesterday at the age of 80.

Here's a story in the L.A. Times.

And below is a video of her performing with Little Walter. And below that is a blip of her duet with Willie Dixon, "Insane Asylum."

Rest in peace, Koko.



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