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"Grammy Award winner Koko Taylor, dubbed the “Queen of the Blues,” died yesterday in her native Chicago following complications from her May 19th surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding, the singer’s official Website posted yesterday. Taylor was 80. Born Cora Walton in Shelby County, Tennessee, Taylor and her powerful, gritty voice began performing at blues club in the late 1950s. Taylor was most well-known for her 1965 hit “Wang Dang Doodle,” a song penned by legendary bluesman Willie Dixon, who helped her secure a contract with Chess Records.
In 1975, Taylor signed with Alligator Records, and released nine albums during her tenure there. Nominated for eight Grammys over her career, Taylor won the award for her guest appearance on the Blues Explosion compilation in 1985. Taylor was also inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1997 and was awarded the Blues Foundation Lifetime Achievement Ward in 1999. Earlier this year, Taylor performed at the Kennedy Center Honors to honor Morgan Freeman...."
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i'm very sorry to hear of ms taylor's passing,she was one of the legends of music and her[wang dang doodle]is one of the alltime classics-R.I.P.
Peace be unto her and her Family.
may the journey be peaceful......another soul of history has moved on ....R.I.P sister Taylor
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