Koko Taylor

The incomparable “Queen of the Blues”, Koko Taylor, has passed today due to complications from a recent surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed, according to her website.  Any lover of the blues, such as myself, is most definitely suffering a serious case of the blues upon hearing this terribly sad news. If you do not have Koko in your musical library, do yourself a favor and include some, if not all, of her recordings.  This is a voice, and woman, who cannot be replaced and will most definitely be missed.  RIP Koko Taylor 1928-2009.

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“Ernestine”

***ADDED 6/5/09***

From a Koko Taylor MySpace bulletin:

  • Wake/Visitation (Lying in State)
    Thursday, June 11, 2009
    4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Rainbow Push Coalition National Headquarters
    930 East 50th Street at Drexel Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60615
  • Funeral Services
    Friday, June 12, 2009
    6:00 pm
    (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Visitation)
    Rainbow Push Coalition National Headquarters
    930 East 50th Street at Drexel Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60615
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