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Video of the Day 14 November 2013: Koko Taylor with Little Walter, “Wang Dang Doodle”, 1967


Koko Taylor with a festival band that includes Little Walter and Hound Dog Taylor, with Sonny Terry looking on askance. The band grooves with relaxed intensity, and every once in a while Koko shouts hard enough to make the hair stand up on your arms.

Walter’s sound here is more “acoustic” than many of his performances, a nice reminder that he didn’t need to pile on the distortion to make his point (something that many of his erstwhile admirers seem to forget).

Well worth the watch and listen.

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