If you had guessed by looking at this gorgeous womyn that she was a handful of blues, you’d be correct. She’s a hard livin’ womyn. It was some deep blues. Deep Saturday night blues ~that I bet will end up in my top 30 albums. My husband also was impressed and adds “She’s the kinda womyn that would drink you under the table, sing about how yah done her wrong and then beat the hell outta yah. Not necessarily in that order.”  from WIKI: KoKo Taylor (September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009) was an American Chicago blues musician, popularly known as the “Queen of the Blues.”She was known primarily for her rough, powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings.  She was a grammy award winning blues singer who put out 18 albums and was a huge influence of Janis Joplin.  Thanks Barb! 



About fireygoddess

Fireygoddess is an Island Princess / mermaid ~ living on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia Canada. She loves cropping photos, her main squeeze / the scuba dude, throwing laundry down the stairs, upcycling, shiny things, sparkles, fluevog shoes and making art from found objects at the beach.

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  1. Barb says:

    Hello to my all time favorite daughter in law! Glad you’re enjoying the LP’s [ haven’t said that in a while]! Looking forward to your commentary as the days “spin” by….faster all the time I might add!
    A polka culture aside: Teddy Borowicki plays a mean accordion [as well as anything with keys really] from his formative years playing in his Dad’s Ukrainian band. He later toured with KD Lange and Jan Arden, two fine Alberta gals who know a good polka when they hear one.

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  5. spurandprod says:

    I was lucky enough to catch Koko Taylor singing at a tiny outdoor bluesfest before she died. There were less that 300 people there, so it was completely intimate.

  6. Mister STAP says:

    My wife and I saw Koko Taylor at the Sacramento Blues Festival in September 1986. She was awesome. Koko was followed by John Lee Hooker, and came out with him for his encore.

    You can have my husband but please don’t mess with my man …

  7. Barb says:

    Oops, should have put the polka comment with the polka record!

    • fireygoddess says:

      HI Barb and Terry in Hawaii! I’m just learning about blogging as I go too! I messed up the survey stuff today.lol. Your son & I have been sick for 4 days.. a real relationship builder! Get a tan for us ~love Jen

  8. Barb says:

    Ooh, hope you are both on the mend. Doing our best in the tanning department ~love B. Keep putting those records on.

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