Koko Taylor has died

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Koko Taylor has died

Postby DJMurphy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:48 pm

The Queen Is Dead; Koko Taylor has died at home from complications from surgery.

I actually got to meet her at Alligator Records when I interned there; she was the nicest blues grandma you could ever meet. We had a quick conversation, and she graciously answered my questions. I have since then been a fan of hers; I think that two of her albums, I Got What It Takes and Live from Chicago: An Audience With The Queen are really great albums, and withstand the sometime ghettoization of blues music as a perceived quaint genre; these two albums SMOKE!!

God rest you, Koko; thanks for making this world a bluesier place.

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