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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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Known For

Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys
Wild at Heart Singer at Zanzibar
Big Momma's House Soundtrack


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 2020 Fargo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Happy (2020) ... (performer: "Insane Asylum")
 2019 Holiday Rush (performer: "Merry Merry Christmas") / (writer: "Merry Merry Christmas")
 2018/I Boundaries (performer: "Hard Pill to Swallow") / (writer: "Hard Pill to Swallow")
 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)
 2013 Skating to New York (performer: "I'd Rather Go Blind")
  Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Bitten (2012) ... (performer: "It Took a Long Time") / (writer: "It Took a Long Time")
 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)
 2004 Against the Ropes (performer: "Wang Dang Doodle")
 2003 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Susan Tedeschi/Ruthie Foster (2003) ... (writer: "Voodoo Woman")
  The Blues (TV Mini-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") / (writer: "Merry Merry Christmas")
 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)
 1986 8 Million Ways to Die (performer: "Thanks, But No Thanks")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.36 (1965) ... (writer: "Voodoo Woman")
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Show Show Self (22 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Wang Dang Doodle".

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Alternate Names:

Koko Taylor

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Personal Quote:

Blues is my life. It's a true feeling that comes from the heart, not something that just comes out of my mouth. Blues is what I love, and blues is what I always do. See more »


Although her father encouraged her to sing only gospel music, she 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 »


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