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Old School

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Piece of Man
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Gonna Buy Me a Mule
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Black Rat
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Money Is the Name of the Game
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You Ain't Worth a Good Woman
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Better Watch Your Step
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Bad Avenue
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Bad Rooster
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Don't Go No Further
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All Your Love
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Hard Pill to Swallow
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Young Fashioned Ways
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 62:57

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Koko's last album, and a great one!

mr. mark

A fantastic collection of self-penned originals,custom-made tunes and covers from greats like Memphis Minnie and Willie Dixon, with a great young band, led by Criss Johnson. Koko passed away a year later, but what a grande finale!

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None Better

NEblues

A real strong album from the Queen of the Blues. Hard to believe that she would still put out an album this good at her age (no offense to seniors) -- very strong & vital performance.

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Music- REAL MUSIC

EMUSIC-00CA4E70

Koko was still roaring on this CD. I love it. Especially track #4.

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The undisputed Queen of the Blues

FabulousFu

Listen to any Koko Taylor album and you will find receive an education in classic Chicago blues. Her music never gets old. She just kept getting better. Her songwriting is classic and her interpretations of others music is uniquely hers. It is our loss that she is no longer with us.

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RIP Koko Taylor

seadiva

If you don't know the Queen of the Blues better leave that whiner rock and download some blues right now because the blues is all about being up about being down and Koko Taylor was one of the best.

They Say All Music Guide

Old School is Koko Taylor’s first new album in seven years, and after a series of health issues that sidelined her for a while, it could be viewed as a comeback of sorts, but if so, there aren’t any signs of rust here. She still belts out her trademark Chicago blues like she always has, sidestepping any 21st century recording tricks for a straightforward set that wouldn’t sound out of place next to her classic Chess sides from the early ’60s. It’s also encouraging that she wrote nearly half the tunes here, while turning in solid covers of a pair of Willie Dixon songs (“Don’t Go No Further” and “Young Fashioned Ways”), one by Magic Sam (“All Your Love”) and a scorching performance of Lizzie Lawler’s classic “Black Rat” that rivals Big Mama Thornton’s version. A rendition of “Bad Rooster” is also top notch. Of the originals, the lead track, “Piece of Man,” is the most impressive, setting the tone and feel for an album that clearly celebrates Taylor’s unshakable Chicago blues roots. Old School isn’t sleek, pretty, posed or polished, but is instead raw, ragged and as real as a biting winter wind off of Lake Michigan. Call it a comeback if you want, but this is the territory that Koko Taylor has lived in for nearly fifty years. She owns this stuff. Call it a continuance. This CD was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 for Best Traditional Blues Album. – Steve Leggett

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