Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesday Is Blues Day!

Koko Taylor - Egg or the Hen

Chicago blues queen Koko Taylor is no stranger to this blog or the podcast, thanks to the great sides she put out on Checker in the '60s, many of which had a soul slant to them. Today's selection is no exception. "Egg or the Hen" borrows the catchy guitar riff from Taylor's signature "Wang Dang Doodle" and puts a nice dance groove under it. As in "Wang Dang Doodle," "Fire," and "Good Advice," Willie Dixon lustily joins Taylor on the song's choruses, and she tears through the lyrics with her usual fire.


SoulBoogieAlex said...

Wasn't it KoKo who featured on Insane Asylum as well? Pretty sure it is. Anyway, if you enjoy KoKo's approach to R&B it might prove worth your while to check out the Detroit Cobras (if you haven't already), their Garage version of R&B is amongst the best I ever heard.

The Stepfather of Soul said...

"Insane Asylum" was the flip of Koko's 45 "Fire," and Willie Dixon provided the narration. I've heard of the Detroit Cobras, but I indeed need to check out their stuff, because I've heard similar opinions of them from others!