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Format: CD
Sku: 60513195
UPC: 014551561026
UPC 14: 00014551561026
Release Date: 1/22/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I'm A Woman ~ Koko Taylor
2. Beer Bottle Boogie ~ Koko Taylor
3. Born Under A Bad Sign - (with Buddy Guy) ~ Koko Taylor
4. Mother Nature - (with Carey Bell) ~ Koko Taylor
5. Hey Bartender - (with Pinetop Perkins) ~ Koko Taylor
6. I'd Rather Go Blind ~ Koko Taylor
7. Man Size Job - (previously unreleased) ~ Koko Taylor
8. Let The Good Times Roll - (live) ~ Koko Taylor
9. Voodoo Woman - (with Mighty Joe Young) ~ Koko Taylor
10. Wang Dang Doodle ~ Koko Taylor
11. Stop Watching Your Enemies ~ Koko Taylor
12. Sure Had A Wonderful Time Last Night ~ Koko Taylor
13. Come To Mama ~ Koko Taylor
14. Time Will Tell ~ Koko Taylor
15. Blues Hotel - (with B.B. King) ~ Koko Taylor

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Koko Taylor (vocals); B.B. King, Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Mighty Joe Young (guitar); Carey Bell (harmonica); Willie Henderson, Henri Ford, Mark Colby (saxophone); Larry Bowen (trumpet); Steve Berry (trombone); Pinetop Perkins (piano); "Professor" Eddie Lusk (organ); Kenny Hampton (bass); Brady Williams, Vince Chappelle (drums).
Muze PNote Producers include: Koko Taylor, Joe Young, Bruce Iglauer, Richard McLeese, Criss Johnson.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Bob DePugh, Bruce Iglauer, David Forte.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Stu Black, Freedie Breitberg, Justin Niebank.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1975 and 1999. Includes liner notes by Bruce Iglauer.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Personnel: Koko Taylor (vocals); B.B. King, Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Eddie King , Criss Johnson, Calvin Louden, Michael Robinson , Johnny B. Moore, Mighty Joe Young, Sammy Lawhorn (guitar); Mervyn "Harmonica" Hinds, Carey Bell (harmonica); Jerry DiMuzio (alto saxophone); Abb Locke (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Gene Barge, Henri Ford, Mark Colby (tenor saxophone); Willie Henderson (baritone saxophone); Larry Bowen, Elmer Brown (trumpet); Edwin Williams, Steve Berry (trombone); Eddie Lusk, Jeremiah Africa, Bill Heid (piano, organ); Ken Saydak, Pinetop Perkins (piano); Jim Dortch (organ); Brady Williams, Clyde "Youngblood" Tyler, Jr., Vince Chappelle, Ray Allison, Kriss T. Johnson Jr. (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: David Axelbaum; Fred Breitberg; Alan Hendler; Justin Niebank.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Brian Jensen; Bruce Iglauer.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bruce Iglauer.
Muze PNote Recording information: Chicago Trax, Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL (1987); Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, IL (1987); NRG Recording, N. Hollywood, CA (1987).
Muze PNote Photographer: Doug Fulton.
Muze PNote Arranger: Criss Johnson.
Muze PNote Neatly boiling down Koko Taylor's quarter-century with the blues-specialist label Alligator Records into one unbeatable compilation, DELUXE EDITION is a perfect introduction to Taylor's immense charms. Kicking off with "I'm a Woman," a no-nonsense response to Muddy Waters's "I'm a Man," the 15-track compilation skims the cream from nine already good-to-great albums and adds one excellent new track, the sassy in-praise-of-younger-men testimonial "Man Size Job." The selection skews heavily to duets and other collaborations, such as a rollicking version of the Willie Dixon standard "Hey Bartender" with Pinetop Perkins contributing his familiar barrelhouse piano licks, and a soulful duet with B.B. King on "Blues Hotel." Although Taylor remains better known for her '60s sides on Chess Records (the version of "Wang Dang Doodle" here is no match for her '65 original, one of the great blues records of that decade), DELUXE EDITION is the best single-disc introduction to her music.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Pinetop Perkins
Muze Guest Artist Buddy Guy
Muze Guest Artist Carey Bell
Muze Guest Artist Mark Colby
Muze Guest Artist B.B. King
Muze Guest Artist Mighty Joe Young

Artist Overview

Koko Taylor came in on the tail end of Chess Records' heyday, but she managed to score the legendary blues label one of its last big hits with her 1966 version of the Willie Dixon-penned "Wang Dang Doodle." Taylor's raw, gritty, soulful vocal style was tailor-made for electrified urban blues, and even after departing Chess for Alligator in the '70s she maintained a large audience. Taylor continued recording and performing extensively into the 21st century, her 2000 release ROYAL BLUE receiving a Grammy Nomination for best blues album.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Alligator Records-20th Anniver
Muze Music Compilations Alligator Records-20th Anniver
Muze Music Compilations Alligator Records 25th Anniver
Muze Music Compilations Chess Blues Classics 1957-67
Muze Music Compilations Best Blues Album In The World.
Muze Music Compilations Pure Blues
Muze Music Compilations Crucial Chicago Blues
Muze Music Compilations Crucial Live Blues
Muze Music Compilations Gold:blues
Muze Music Compilations Crucial Acoustic Blues
Muze Music Compilations Stand The Test Of Time
Muze Music Compilations Stand The Test Of Time
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Soul
Muze Music Compilations Alligator Records 30th Anniver
Muze Music Compilations Alligator Records 40Th Anniversary Co

Associated Artists and Works

King, B. B.
King, B.B.

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/22/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ALCD 5610
Music Label Name Label : Alligator Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00014551561026

Professional Reviews

Living Blues (5-6/02, pp.63-4)
- "...Serves as handy primers that surveys the artist's recorded output for the label..."

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