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johnnymac
Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009 5:31:49 AM
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Blues Wax has today announced the passing of the Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor.
A sad day for music, another great gone.
For those who have seen her or have memories, Blues Wax is running a special memorial edition where you can contribute to the memory of this legend.
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Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:16:02 AM
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an amazing talent that put a tingle up my spine more than once!!!!!!!!
sleep easy darling.....god knows you have earnt it......................
repete
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009 7:27:32 PM
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Yes, terribly sad news. The Queen of the blues...RIP.

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pnoble
Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 12:18:53 AM
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With all due respect to Koko - and wth no disrespect at all intended - it was a big push from Bruce iglauer that called Koko the queen of the blues - but, within that - how could that have been
accepted whilst Etta James still lives and performs.
your thoughts please
repete
Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 10:00:09 AM
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pnoble wrote:
With all due respect to Koko - and wth no disrespect at all intended - it was a big push from Bruce iglauer that called Koko the queen of the blues - but, within that - how could that have been
accepted whilst Etta James still lives and performs.
your thoughts please


I think in the end titles like the queen of the blues or for that matter the queen of soul are meaningless in that they imply one artist stands head and shoulders over her/his contemporaries. That said, Etta James is an absolute legend and I'm sorta hoping you might be puting out a BIG hint for next year??

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pnoble
Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 10:04:05 AM
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Unfortunately Etta is in the Van Morrison club doesn't want to travel to Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:36:28 AM
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Its a tough one, Koko made some fantastic albums and she was certainly without peer in the style of music she delivered

Im as guilty as anybody of overusing hyperbole when talking about the true greats


Queen of Chicago blues is probably more accurate
johnnymac
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5:25:03 PM
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Agreed. A title is a title and could be as simple as being introduced one night as such, and it sticks.
In truth that title could apply to half a dozen ladies of the blues right back to Memphis Minnie.
The Rolling Stones are always introduced as 'The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World'............... is it true???

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Johnnymac: Don't get the Doctor started.......
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More sad news...

namaste
RR
johnnymac
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009 7:29:39 AM
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Without making light of the situation, Blueswax has today reported that Marva Wright, the lady that I refer to as The Queen of New Orleans, has had a second stroke in as many months.
From one who has been blown away by her Bluesfest concerts over the years this is sad news.
Peter, with your association can you enlighten us further?
repete
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009 9:43:42 PM
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johnnymac wrote:
Without making light of the situation, Blueswax has today reported that Marva Wright, the lady that I refer to as The Queen of New Orleans, has had a second stroke in as many months.
From one who has been blown away by her Bluesfest concerts over the years this is sad news.
Peter, with your association can you enlighten us further?


Yeah...heard this sad news Johnnymac. Hope she recovers....she has a magnificent voice. I remember seeing her onstage with Bo Dollis 2 years ago at jazzfest when Bo was also recovering from a stroke. Best wishes for her.....

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