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Today the music industry lost another icon; the Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor, died at the age of 80. A daughter of sharecroppers, she had an incredible voice and performed professionally for over 50 years.
As she said, everybody gets the blues sometimes. And what do we listen to when we get the blues? The Blues, of course.
For late-night visitors to OneUtah, here’s Koko with Buddy Guy in a powerful performance of “Born Under a Bad Sign” (If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all).
(I’m sorry this video has only pics of Buddy, but the recording is so great, I had to use it!)
Taylor’s career stretched more than five decades. While she did not have widespread mainstream success, she was revered and beloved by blues aficionados, and earned worldwide acclaim for her work, which including the best-selling song “Wang Dang Doodle” and tunes such as “What Kind of Man is This” and “I Got What It Takes.”
Taylor appeared on national television numerous times, and was the subject of a PBS documentary and had a small part in director David Lynch’s “Wild at Heart.”
In the course of her career, Taylor was nominated seven times for Grammy awards and won in 1984.
Taylor last performed on May 7 in Memphis, Tenn., at the Blues Music Awards.
This song is well known from the movie “Good Morning Vietnam”. But this video artfully mixes the movie clip with Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s live performance for U.S. troops in Vietnam. Of course, the sentiment of the song is juxtaposed with the reality of war.
This song is for all the soldiers who have served in our armed forces, for those who have been wounded physically and mentally, and especially for those who made the greatest sacrifice with their lives.
My hope is that we may soon see a day when we are no longer at war.
Do you remember the Thanksgiving when Paul Simon did this on SNL dressed in a turkey suit? Pretty dumb, but in retrospect now it’s making me laugh. Some great sax, horn, and piano in this version. This song is for me. Feel free to enjoy.
A wise friend once said to me: End each day with a smile.
Traveling Wilburys: The End of the Line
. . . remember to live and let live.
George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and the late, great Roy Orbison.
Need more Wilburys? Watch Handle With Care.