Did You Know?
I used to listen to the radio, and when I was about 18 years old, B.B. King
was a disc jockey and he had a radio program, 15 minutes a day, over in West Memphis, Arkansas and he would play the blues. I would hear different records and things by Muddy Waters
, Bessie Smith
, Memphis Minnie, Sonny Boy Williamson
and all these people, you know, which I just loved. 
Although her father encouraged her to sing only gospel music, Koko and her siblings would sneak out into the cotton fields with their homemade instruments and play the blues. One brother accompanied on a guitar made out of bailing wire and nails, and another brother on a fife made out of a corncob.
Queen of the Blues