1. Koko Taylor

    Koko Taylor

    3 Albums, 1 Songs

    • I Got What It Takes
    • What It Takes: The Chess Years
    • Old School
    • Royal Blue
  2. VARIOUS ARTISTS: "ALLIGATOR RECORDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION"

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited it ...

  3. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." ...

  4. Late Blues Great Koko Taylor Gets Musical Sendoff

    June 11, 2009 1:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The late legendary blues singer Koko Taylor is set to receive a musical tribute fit for a queen. Denise Williams, Otis Clay and other musicians in town for this weekend's Chicago Blues Festival are scheduled to perform Thursday at a memorial se ...

  5. Koko Taylor, Queen Of The Blues, Dies

    June 03, 2009 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning singer Koko Taylor, known worldwide as the "Queen of the Blues," died today (June 3) of complications following surgery, her long time record label Alligator announced on its website . She was 80. Willie Dixon signed T ...

  6. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged ...

  7. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged ...

  8. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is indicted in New York Criminal Court on two assault charges stemming from the Dec. 1 stabbing of record executive Lance "Un" Rivera.<br c 2002 - Spanish police a ...

  9. Seagal Chasing The Blues In Memphis

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for his musical endeavors. Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he ...

  10. Staples, King Lead Handy Awards Winners

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis. Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Award ...

  11. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  12. Bluesman Son Seals Dies

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Noted blues guitarist Son Seals died yesterday (Dec. 20) in Chicago of complications from diabetes. He was 62. Noted blues guitarist Son Seals died yesterday (Dec. 20) in Chicago of complications from diabetes. He was 62. Born Frank Seals in Osceola ...

  13. Taylor, Douglas Receive Nat'l Heritage Honors

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran blues singer Koko Taylor and dobro don Jerry Douglas are among the 10 recipients of this year's National Heritage Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Veteran blues singer Koko Taylor and dobro don Jerry Douglas are a ...

  14. James Brown, Los Lobos To Headline Doheny Fest

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST James Brown, Los Lobos, the Robert Cray Band, Etta James, Keb' Mo', Lucinda Williams, Charlie Musselwhite, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Robert Randolph, Koko Taylor and John Mayall among acts set for Ca James Brown, Los Lobos, the Robert C ...

  15. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemeki ...

  16. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  17. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes ...

  19. 35th Anniversary Jam

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Cotton, one of the few surviving members of the Muddy Waters Band, sure knows how to throw an anniversary party. James Cotton, one of the few surviving members of the Muddy Waters Band, sure knows how to throw an anniversary party. Cotton and ...

  20. Buddy Guy Wins Three W.C. Handy Honors

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues Foundation last night (May 23) in Memphis, Billboard Bulletin reports. Guy won for contemporary male artist of th Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the ...

  21. Deluxe Edition

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Koko Taylor gets into her groove with "I'm a Woman" and lays it down: "I'm a woman/I'm a love maker/I'm a woman/You know I'm an earth-shaker"—well, she's everything listeners want in a blu When ...

  22. Fender, Taylor Released From Hospital

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Musician Freddy Fender (real name: Baldemar Huerta) has been released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week ago. Fender, the 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner, Musician Freddy Fender (real name: Baldemar Huert ...

  23. Koko Taylor Hospitalized In Chicago

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blues singer Koko Taylor was reported in fair condition yesterday (Jan. 29) at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital two days after fainting at her South Side nightclub, Koko Taylor's Celebrity. Th Blues singer Koko Taylor was reported ...

  24. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette ...

  25. Copeland, King Top Handy Blues Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the Blues Foundation's 22nd annual W.C. Handy Awards, presented last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Copeland, d Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legen ...

  26. Foot-And-Mouth Delays U.K. Blues Fest

    March 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The foot-and-mouth epidemic in the United Kingdom has caused the Bishopstock Music Festival -- one of the largest and most respected blues festivals in Europe -- to be postponed. The 2001 event was sc The foot-and-mouth epidemic in the United Kingdo ...

  27. Simon, DMB, McKnight Among N.O. Jazz Fest Actst

    February 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dozens of acts, including Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Brian McKnight, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.d Dozens of acts, including Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Brian McKnight, have signed on t ...