Song of the Day: Koko Taylor, “Wang Dang Doodle”

One of my favorite blues performers was Koko Taylor. There was this bar on the way Far North Side of Chicago, practically in Evanston, and she would play there about once a month. That place was rockin’ when she was there. Muddy Waters called her "the Wang Dang Doodle Girl," because, although the song was written by Willie Dixon and plenty of acts covered it, she made the song hers. This was done in 1967, and among the musicians on it are Little Walter on harmonica, Matt "Guitar" Murphy on guitar, and Hound Dog Taylor (the tall, thin man behind her) playing guitar. The two men sitting off to the right are Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, a classic blues duo.

6 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Koko Taylor, “Wang Dang Doodle”

  1. Great performance, artist, and song… whenever I think of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee I think of Key to the Highway…

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