Thursday, June 04, 2009

A Sad Day for Blues Lovers

Chicago blues legend Koko Taylor dies at 80 - On Deadline - That woman could sing the blues.
She was born Cora Walton in 1928 in Memphis, orphaned by age 11, and worked in the cotton fields to support herself. She and her future husband, Robert “Pops” Taylor, came to Chicago in 1952, and her big voice soon began filling South Side clubs.
Here's a sample from 1967.

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