Skip to page content

Koko Taylor

About this Artist

Vocalist KOKO TAYLOR, known as “Queen of the Blues,” is the quintessential Chicago blues belter. Her gritty and powerful singing style combined with her exuberant, good-time approach and her tough-as-nails band can make the reluctant dance and the quiet shout. Taylor, who is known for her 1965 million-selling hit “Wang Dang Doodle,” Taylor has won a myriad of awards including 14 W.C. Handy Awards (the blues equivalent of a Grammy), five Grammy nominations, and one Grammy award. She continues to play over 200 concerts a year and will release a new album in early summer 2000 on the Alligator label.