Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle - A Celebration of Blues and Soul

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Koko Taylor released Wang Dang Doodle, written by Willie Dixon, an incredibly industrious Blues writer and performer at CHESS Records in Chicago. On this track Willie Dixon helps Koko with supporting vocals. He originally wrote it for Howlin Wolf who recorded a great blues version.
Ko Ko’s version was more of a bouncing along soul style version. It’s safe to say that this record was introduced into the Manchester soul scene by its first playing and continuous playing at the Blue Note Club. It was a song devoted to a raucous party – it went down a storm. The dance floor would fill and the dancers would sing along:

“Tell razor toting slim…we gonna’ pitch and ball down to that union hall…. ALL NIGHT LONG, ALL NIGHT LONG”.

She had a voice similar to Big Maybell.

Born: Memphis Tennessee, 1928
Died: June 2009

Cause of Death: Complications following surgery

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