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KoKo Taylor (1928–2009)

KoKo Taylor was born on September 28, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Cora Walton. She was married to Hay Harris and Robert 'Pops' Taylor. She died on June 3, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »


(age 80) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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While You Were Sleeping
Mercury Rising
Mercury Rising Herself
Big Momma's House
Big Momma's House Soundtrack
Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart Singer at Zanzibar


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 2012 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Whatever I Am, You Made Me (2012) ... (performer: "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" - uncredited)
 2010 Justified (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Lord of War and Thunder (2010) ... (performer: "Voodoo Woman" - uncredited)
 2005 Shadowboxer (performer: "I Don't Care Who Knows" - as Koko Taylor)
 2003 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Susan Tedeschi/Ruthie Foster (2003) ... (writer: "Voodoo Woman")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "Wang Dang Doodle", "I Got What It Takes", "Ernestine") / (writer: "Ernestine")
 2000 Big Momma's House (performer: "Wang Dang Doodle")
 1998 Mercury Rising (performer: "Evil (Is Going On)")
 1997 Chicago Cab (performer: "Merry Merry Christmas" - as Ko Ko Taylor) / (writer: "Merry Merry Christmas" - as Ko Ko Taylor)
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Enforcers (1996) ... (performer: "Wang Dang Doodle" - uncredited)
 1995 While You Were Sleeping (performer: "MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS") / (writer: "MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS")
 1991 Queens Logic (performer: "Tired of That") / (writer: "Tired of That")
 1990 Wild at Heart (performer: "Up In Flames")
 1989 Ginger Ale Afternoon (performer: "FLAMIN' MAMIE", "BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE") / (writer: "BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE")
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting (performer: "Evil (Is Going On)" - as Koko Taylor)
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Show Show Self (17 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Koko Taylor

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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. [1990] See more »


When she moved to Chicago's South Side, Koko found work as a cleaning woman for a wealthy family. At night and on weekends, she and her first husband frequented Chicago's clubs, until the musicians allowed her to join them on the bandstand. See more »


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