Encore: Koko Taylor On Mountain Stage

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For its first shows of 2010, Mountain Stage pays tribute to notable artists who've appeared on the program. Host and artistic director Larry Groce handpicked these performances from the show's 26-year history.

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Koko Taylor

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Koko Taylor, the Queen of the Blues, made three appearances on Mountain Stage. The recording heard here was made in April 1994, and features Taylor performing three signature tunes with her one-of-a-kind growl. Taylor died on June 3, 2009.

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