Thursday, April 2, 2009

KOKO TAYLOR - Fire / Insane Asylum - Checker-1191 - 1968

Both sides of this single were written by Willie Dixon, he is featured on both tracks (more prominently on Insane Asylum,) and they are both unbelievably good.

At the time that I bought this this single Insane Asylum was the only Koko song I was familiar with, so I knew she was a very powerful soul singer, but it didn't prepare me for the flip side. Fire is a real mover, and Koko is belting it out like you wouldn't believe. This is heavy, commanding soul music.

This 45 wasn't the easiest thing to find but was well worth it in the end. Enjoy.

Koko Taylor - Fire

Koko Taylor - Insane Asylum

No comments: