Thursday, January 19, 2006

Koko Taylor's on Fire!

Koko Taylor - Fire

Cora "Koko" Taylor is the unchallenged "Queen of the Blues," still knocking them dead across the country with her powerful vocals and signature tune, Willie Dixon's "Wang Dang Doodle." Today's selection comes from the late '60s. Chess Records recorded several good bluesy soul tracks on Taylor, and this one is a cooker. Taylor does her thing over a scorching Northern Soul groove from the Chess house band, with Willie Dixon himself providing background support on the choruses. (Dixon's lusty singing is heard on quite a few of Taylor's Chess sides, such as "Wang Dang Doodle" and "Good Advice," to name two.)

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