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'Queen of the Blues' Koko Taylor dead at 80


CHICAGO (STNG) -- Koko Taylor, Chicagoís long-reigning Queen of the Blues, died Wednesday afternoon at age 80, the result of complications from surgery on May 19 to correct a gastrointestinal bleed.

Alligator Records, Ms. Taylorís Chicago-based label since the early 1970s, reported her death Wedneday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where label founder Bruce Iglauer had been monitoring her condition.

Ms. Taylor had most recently performed May 7 at the Blues Music Awards ceremony in Memphis, Tenn., where she received her 29th Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handys), more than any other artist.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:18 PM
Wow! Sad news Lefty. I caught Koko for the very first time just a few months ago.
She was one of my absolute favorite female blues singers.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:19 PM
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/entertainment/1605461,koko -taylor-chicago-queen-blues-dead-060309.article
 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:19 PM
RIP Koko. It may be sunny outside here right now, but the sky is crying in our hearts.
 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:20 PM
Glad I got to see her a few times...... She did the Wang Dang like no one else......

RIP to the Queen.......

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:30 PM
RIP to one of the greats

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:36 PM
sucks man...

she was something ..

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:36 PM
She was awesome. Only saw her once about 20 years ago at Ontario place with John Mayall and others. She was definitly the hi-lite of the night.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:45 PM
I am very sad to read this ...

I saw her numerous times ...my first in 1981 or so.

Always an incredible performer.

She truly was the Queen of the Blues

RIP Koko....

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:47 PM
she was in south florida alot over the years. loved seeing her at the oldest bar in miami..Tobacco Road.. she will be missed!!

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:54 PM
RIP Koko I am so sad to hear this news...

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:55 PM
Very saddened to see this...was lucky enough to see her live a few times...she was awesome......

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 05:56 PM
Bummer, saw her once on a NYE backed by Magic Slim and the Teardrops. She was fantastic. Gonna miss her. R.I.P. Koko..

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 06:03 PM
I'd seen her two or three times at the Long Beach Blues Festival (in SoCal)...she always got the crowd going....one of my friends dubbed her "the female Muddy Waters".

She & Willie Dixon did the definitive version of "Insane Asylum"...great song!

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 06:04 PM
Just got home from work and caught it on the local news. How sad.
 
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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 06:26 PM
R.I.P., Koko.
 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 06:29 PM
Never had the honor to see her perform but I have listened to numerous recordings. I was liked the way she did "Let The Good Times Roll."

RIP Koko

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 06:46 PM
This is sad news ... Farewell, Koko ... rest peacefully. So glad I was able to catch Koko a few times over the years ... she was the Queen of Chicago Blues and will live on through the music she gifted the world with.

 

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A show scheduled for August 28th 1990.
Koko never got to do this show.Stevie died the night before.



[Edited on 6/4/2009 by fanfrom-71]

[Edited on 6/4/2009 by fanfrom-71]

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 07:14 PM
Farewell to one of the blues Queens! We lose not only a fine entertainer but a true American treasure! Good rockin' in Heaven tonight!

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 07:22 PM
I was fortunate enough to meet her two years ago at Pinetop Perkins' (I think it was 93rd) birthday party at a local club here in Chicago. Both of these people are true treasures.
 
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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 07:34 PM
so sad to hear this. r.i.p. koko.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 07:55 PM
R.I.P. Koko. Your music lives on.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 08:07 PM
That's a shocker! So sad.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2009 at 08:12 PM
She's a Queen Bee buzzin' round yo hive! RIP Koko you made a whole lot of people happy.

 

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