Koko Taylor has today’s almost forgotten track

Koko Taylor has today’s almost forgotten track

 

Chess Records was the home of Chicago blues, and established many a star, but very few were women…most notable was Etta James, but not far behind was the late Koko Taylor whose style was much more gritty than that of Etta…she worked closely with Willie Dixon, who wrote and produced this for her, and it has gone on to become a blues standard of the highest order, covered by scores…

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.

His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’

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Published on March 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

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