WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THIS * KO KO TAYLOR * CHECKER 1092 * USA
Ko Ko, or CoCoa Taylor is cited as getting her name because of a fondness for chocolate, she was born Cora Walton (seems like an OK name for a R&B singer itself) in Memphis Tennessee, in 1935. She moved to Chicago in 1953 and a decade latter as a protégé of Willie Dixon cut her first record Like Heaven To Me for the Chicago independent USA label # 745 (the next cut to the immortal I Sing Um The Way I Feel by J. B. Lenoir, who also played on Like Heaven,). According to Slaven and Leadbitter's Blues Records, she cut the above song, acoypanyed by Homesick James, Willie Dixon and others in 1961, which was released on Spivey LP #1003. The song was also her debut for the Chess/Checker label where she is accompanied this time by Shakey Horton, harmonica; Lafayette Leake, piano; Robert Nighthawk and Buddy Guy guitars; Jack Meyers, bass and Clifton James, drums.
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