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  • RIP KoKo Taylor

    Koko Taylor, a Chicago musical icon who became one of the most revered female blues vocalists of her time with signature hits such as "Wang Dang Doodle," "I'm a Woman" and "Hey Bartender," died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago of complications from gastrointestinal surgery. She was 80.

    KoKo was one of the first blues concerts I ever saw, maybe 20 years ago. Great voice and a great performer.
    As it turns out, I was never banned. I was wrong yet again. First Obama, now this. :)

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    Koko deservedly was considered to be the Queen of the Blues. I had the pleasure of seeing her last public performance on May 7, 2009 at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis.

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      When ever I heard her sing, I never had to ask "Who is that?" There was no missing the voice. The world of blues is a little less with her gone. Koko Taylor...R.I.P.
      Ride hard and don't look back...

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