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Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper – A Celebration of Blues and Soul (2014)

A years-long labor of love helps save a key piece of musical, not political, history.

Koko Taylor (1928-2009): An Appreciation

Koko Taylor (1928-2009): An Appreciation

Koko Taylor, a sharecropper’s daughter, crafted a five-decade hall of fame career that eventually earned her the nickname “Queen of the Blues.”

Shemekia Copeland – Never Going Back (2009)

Shemekia Copeland – Never Going Back (2009)

by S. Victor Aaron It’s no throwaway phrase to say Shemekia Copeland was raised on the blues; her Dad Johnny Copeland established a proud tradition of quality blues as a singer, songwriter and guitarist and put out a slew of notable records in the 80’s and 90’s until his death in 1997. The following year at just nineteen years old,Read More

Koko Taylor – Force of Nature (1993)

Koko Taylor – Force of Nature (1993)

Koko Taylor marked her 20th year on Alligator Records with an album reminds you she’s still got it. A lot of it.

Koko Taylor, “Merry, Merry Christmas” (1992): One Track Mind

Koko Taylor, “Merry, Merry Christmas” (1992): One Track Mind

With Koko Taylor’s sassy wailing, “Merry, Merry Christmas” provides a great excuse to sway to some prime, funky electric Chicago blues done right by one of its living legends.

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