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“Deep soul, raw vocal power, blustery swagger...the great female blues singer of her generation” –Rolling Stone

“Blues is my life,” says Grammy Award-winning blues singer Koko Taylor, Chicago’s—and the world’s—undisputed QUEEN OF THE BLUES. “It’s a true feeling that comes from the heart, not just something that comes out ... Read more in Amazon's Koko Taylor Store

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Listen  1. Mother Nature 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. If I Can't Be First 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hound Dog 5:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Born Under A Bad Sign 6:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Let The Juke Joint Jump 6:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. 63 Year Old Mama 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Don't Put Your Hands On Me 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bad Case Of Loving You 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Fish In Dirty Water 5:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tit For Tat 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Put The Pot On 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Nothing Takes The Place Of You 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Spellbound 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Greedy Man 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Koko roars back with an hour of funky, high energy blues. Guests Buddy Guy and Carey Bell take the energy even higher.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This woman and her band can really put on a outstanding show 23 Jun. 1998
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This CD is my personal favorite. Every song is powerful and moving, and It will have you feet pounding on the floor and have you ready to get up and ( from one of her song)... shake your rump! If you go see her in concert be prepared to stand up and want to dance. Both times I've seen her perform, groups of people are dancing. In one song she mentions her age, and this Cd shows that age has not slowed her, and for a woman of her age, (Sorry KoKo) she can easily perform as well or better than women half her age. I recommend this Cd with 5 stars because if you like the blues you will love this CD!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
****1/2 - one of Koko Taylor's finest Alligator albums 14 May 2005
By Docendo Discimus - Published on
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She is a force of nature, the "63 year old mama". Koko Taylor's big and rough but suitably expressive voice is just about as strong as ever on this 1993 album.

"Force Of Nature" opens with the title track, one of Taylor's best songs for many years. A gritty swaggering blues penned by "Little" Milton Campbell, it burns with intensity and the liquid fire of veteran Carey Bell's chromatic harp, and Taylor roars like a lion(ess) on tough renditions of Ike Turner's "If I Can't Be First", and the supremely funky "Let The Juke Joint Jump".

Koko Taylor's renditions of Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" and Albert King's "Born Under A Bad Sign" (a duet with Buddy Guy) are good, if slightly too long at 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 minutes respectively.
"Don't Put Your Hands On Me" and "Bad Case Of Loving You" are excellent, no reservations, and so are the originals "63 Year Old Mama" and "Put The Pot On". The wonderful band includes drummer Ray Allison, pianist Jeremiah Africa, guitarist Calvin Louden and a small, punchy horn emsemble on most of the tracks.
In fact, if the good people at Alligator records would have cut the two or three least memorable songs, they would have had a sure five-star record...the quality of this material is consistently high, and the production by veteran Bruce Iglauer is excellent.

After a very strong start, "Mother Nature" starts to feel a little bit stale and unvaried for maybe ten minutes, but then comes a great, soulful cover of Toussaint McCall's classic "Nothing Takes The Place Of You", and the album winds down with two solid mid-tempo blues, leaving a very strong overall impression.
This is one great contemporary blues record.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is some Blues 16 May 2004
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Format: Audio CD
Koko Really puts all effort into this album.Good Foot Stompin Blues Music to enjoy in the car or at home or anywhere.This album is a keepers so I reccomend to buy this album for keepers.For a (63 year old Mama) She can tell someone they are a (houndog).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, Hard Drivin Blues 31 May 2012
By InlinePaul - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I picked this CD up at the library as my first listen to Koko Taylor other than a couple samples of her early work. I expected that it was going to be so-so since it is fairly new (1993). Boy was I suprised! This album really kicks out the blues. The guitar is very good (especially with Buddy Guy contributing guitar and vocals on track 4, Born Under a Bad Sign). Nice to hear a new cover of "Bad Case of Loving You." The original was great, the Greatful Dead cover was pretty cool. Here we have a powerful bluesy version. Koko's singing is powerful too. She's still got it.
First-class blues stylist 5 Aug. 2010
By Phil S. - Published on
Format: Audio CD
A super stylist working through material from the likes of Booker T. Jones, Little Milton, Albert King...and Koko Taylor.

She gets a great chance to show off her power and tastey phrasing and timing, employing a vigorous band, with notable players.

Best cuts are the boogie-based "Put The Pot On", the familiar and never tired "Born Under A Bad Sign" and Toussaint McCall's classic ballad, "Nothing Takes The Place Of You".

The McCall number is actually a welcome change from a somewhat samey set - Koko can really sell a lyric but the arrangements are medium tempo-draggy and the instrumentation gets a tad monotonous. Someone out there tell me if at least half of the tracks are in the same key and pitch.
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