I’m a Woman

Koko Taylor

September 28, 1935 – June 3, 2009

Here is the signature song of the great Koko Taylor, “I’m a Woman.”

Koko Taylor was born Cora Walton on September 28, 1935 in Memphis, TN. She got the nickname “Koko” because of her love of chocolate.

Accurately dubbed “the Queen of Chicago blues” (and sometimes just the blues in general), Koko Taylor helped keep the tradition of big-voiced, brassy female blues belters alive, recasting the spirits of early legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie for the modern age.