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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 »

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(age 80) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Known For

While You Were Sleeping
(1995)
Mercury Rising
Mercury Rising Herself
(1998)
Big Momma's House
Big Momma's House Soundtrack
(2000)
Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart Singer at Zanzibar
(1990)

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 2016 Bad Santa 2 (writer: "Merry Merry Christmas")
  Banshee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Bloodlines (2014) ... (performer: "Please Don't Dog Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Please Don't Dog Me" - uncredited)
 2012 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Whatever I Am, You Made Me (2012) ... (performer: "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" - uncredited)
 2011 I Don't Know How She Does It (performer: "Big Boss Man")
 2010 Justified (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Lord of War and Thunder (2010) ... (performer: "Voodoo Woman" - uncredited)
 2006 Grilled (performer: "I'm A Woman") / (writer: "I'm A Woman")
 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)
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.36 (1965) ... (writer: "Voodoo Woman")
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Alternate Names:

Koko Taylor
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Personal Quote:

I was so glad to get out of the cotton patch and stop pickin' cotton, I wouldn't of cared who come by and said, 'I'll take you to Chicago.' See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Nickname:

Little Cocoa See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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