Koko Taylor

Force Of Nature

Force Of Nature
Koko roars back with over an hour of funky, high energy blues, featuring the great guitar of Criss Johnson plus guest appearances by Buddy Guy and Carey Bell.

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Koko Taylor, Vocals
Criss Johnson, Lead Guitar
Calvin "Vino" Louden, Guitar (solos on Tit For Tat and Greedy Man )
Jeremiah Africa, Keyboards
Jerry Murphy, Bass
Ray "K...
Koko Taylor, Vocals
Criss Johnson, Lead Guitar
Calvin "Vino" Louden, Guitar (solos on Tit For Tat and Greedy Man )
Jeremiah Africa, Keyboards
Jerry Murphy, Bass
Ray "Killer" Allison or Brady Williams, Drums WITH
Buddy Guy, Guitar and Vocals on Born Under A Bad Sign
Carey Bell, Harmonica on Mother Nature

Horns arranged by Gene Barge:
Byron Bowie, Trumpet
Burgess Gardner, Trumpet
Gene Barge, Alto Sax
Henri Ford, Tenor Sax
Willie Henderson, Baritone Sax
Edwin Williams, Trombone

Produced by Criss Johnson, Koko Taylor and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL
Engineered and mixed by David Axelbaum
Additional recording by David Brickson and Julian Herzfeld
Assistance by Rick Cruz and Mike Siebold
Mastered by Jay O'Rourke at Monster Disc, Chicago, IL
Photos by Peter Amft
Cover concept by Marc Lipkin
Cover design by Dave Forte and Matt Minde
Painting by Robert Amft

Buddy Guy appears courtesy of Silvertone Records

Born Under A Bad Sign is in memory of Albert King
Hound Dog is in memory of Big Mama Thornton and Elvis Presley

Koko Taylor is booked by Monterey Peninsula Artists, phone (312) 640-7500; fax (312) 640-7515
Koko Taylor is managed by Alligator Management, phone (773) 973-7736; fax (312) 973-2088

SPECIAL THANKS TO The Threatt Family, Scott Dirks, Nora Kinnally, Kerry Peace, Chris Young, Derek Ault, Jay Septoski, Robbin Sebastiani, Bob DePugh, Bill Wokersin, David Forte, Anthony Rogger, Lee Gutowski, Marc Lipkin, Eric Veldt, Rick Septoski, Tim Kolleth, Luisa Rosales, Rich Hay, Ingrid Grimes, Valerie Downs, Pat Burke, Ron Kaplan, Garry Buck, Ric Bracamontes, Sam Perlman, John Gabrysiak, Peter Munahan and the entire staff of American Famous Talent.

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"Raucous and raunchy, bommingly definiant blues…a rafter-rattling voice"

"Raw vocal power and blustery swagger...a royal level of accomplishment worthy of Muddy Waters "

    Track Name Duration  
Play Song 1 Mother Nature
Author/Publisher:  Campbell, Trice Music, BMI
Play Song 2 If I Can't Be First
Author/Publisher:  Turner, publisher unknown
Play Song 3 Hound Dog
Author/Publisher:  Leiber & Stoller, Gladys Music, ASCAP
Play Song 4 Born Under A Bad Sign
Author/Publisher:  Jones & Bell, Irving Music, BMI
Play Song 5 Let The Juke Joint Jump
Author/Publisher:  Jackson, Zsadan Music, BMI
Play Song 6 63 Year Old Mama
Author/Publisher:  Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI
Play Song 7 Don't Put Your Hands On Me
Author/Publisher:  Estrin, Locked In Music, BMl
Play Song 8 Bad Case Of Loving You
Author/Publisher:  Martin, Rockslam Music c/o Bug Music, BMI
Play Song 9 Fish In Dirty Water
Author/Publisher:  Spencer & Moore, Eyeball Music, BMI
Play Song 10 Tit For Tat
Author/Publisher:  Lindsey & Shell, Hoy Lindsey Music c/o Copyright Mgmt. Inc./Millhouse Songs c/o Songs Of Polygram, BMI
Play Song 11 Put The Pot On
Author/Publisher:  Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMl
Play Song 12 Nothing Takes The Place Of You
Author/Publisher:  McCall & Robinson, Toupat Music, BMI
Play Song 13 Spellbound
Author/Publisher:  Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI
Play Song 14 Greedy Man
Author/Publisher:  Dollison & Lewis, Cashmac Music c/o Bug Music, BMI
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