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The Michigan Daily
KoKo
By arwulf arwuif
THE BLUES BEGAT Chicago, and
Chicago begat the Blues. Oc-
casionally, the Blues travels as a road
band, and we, here in our sheltered
university existances, are given an
opportunity to bask inLive Blues right
out of Chicago, the real stuff.
KoKo Taylor was wearing a silky
red outfit, her curly wig looking good
and her voice sounding as strong as it
ever has. She first won me over at the
1972 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz
Iestival, which took place on Otis
Mpann Memorial Field. Today it's got
an asphalt strip across it, Otis Spann
1Memorial bike path. Blues and Jazz
were banished from the site. Every
time I drive by it, I can see the ram-
abackle stage, and almost hear
Fgowlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Sun Ra,
Charles Mingus and KoKo Taylor.
IoKo is a roof-raiser, and when she
performed out-of-doors under Ann
Arbor's sky, she raised that roof too.
I was barely 15 at the time, and it
surely changed my life. That's why
KoKo needs to travel and sing the
Iues wherever she can. If the kids
don't hear it, we're sunk. They'll think
Duran Duran is the basis and the
limit, and a great ignorance will

_RRS
Wednesday, November 13, 1985
Taylor: Blues Queen

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descend upon the land.
KoKo's got a young bunch of fellows
touring with her, and during a break I
spoke with a guitarist. He sat next me
at the bar, nursing a Coke and cat-
ching his breath. I asked where they
were playing next and he said Mem-
phis. Further inquiries disclosed wide
possibilities for KoKo's travels;
Europe, said the man, is a great place
to work. A very appreciative audience
for the Blues in Europe. The only
place they hadn't been hitting was
Japan and the Far East. I wished him
luck and he went onstage to grind out
more Woogie.
KoKo's band is called her Blues
Machine, and this is a perfect name
for them. The drummer is a hydraulic
lift, full of life and surprises. They
cook a murderous number without
KoKo, cutting everyone loose. We flail
and strut. KoKo sings "Hey Barten-
der," a bar anthem which has been
done to death on the pub circuit here
in town. Nearly every jump band
plays it upon mounting the stage at
Flood's. KoKo's treatment was so
real, it sounded new again, with
actual meaning. Funny what happens
when you catch the real thing.
KoKo sang a slow blues ballad, and

it took my breath away. I was perched
somewhere to the right of the stage,
my beer bottle and clipboard in front
of me, checking her out and loving it.
The crowd, though, was chattering
and yelling at each other, elbowing for
drinks at the bar counter, and plotting
meaty pickups. Television hung from
the walls and ceilings of Rick's.
I'm telling you, seeing Johnny Car-
son up on the ceiling, with one hand in
his pocket, telling a joke which none of
us could hear, seeing this clever
creature on a television screen moun-
ted so that it shone above KoKo's
head, not fifteen feet away, while she
was singing us some blues, that was
too much for me.
But even Carson couldn't ruin KoKo
Taylor's performance, and it was a
delight seeing her again. I love her! I
bought a copy of her latest album
from her, with autograph included.
She seemed tired and a little distant,
as if the travel was wearing just a bit
on her. This is a familiar problem,
road fatigue, and with all the
technical advances which have grown
up through the fabric of the music, I
daresay they'll never solve this one.
Not so long as a musician has to travel

and play for upper middle class kids
out on their first or second bout of
drinking.
KoKo's latest album, Queen of the
Blues, (Alligator 4740), is a good in-
dication of how her organization
sounds, and if you'd like to know what
they were like this weekend, get a
copy, crank it up very loud, open a
beer and get someone to dance up a
sweat with you. This is tough stuff,
and KoKo is one tough gal.
Her "Beer Bottle Boogie," "Come
to Mama," and the ominous "I Can
Love You Like A Woman (Or I Can
Fight You Like A Man)" are all solid
pieces of floor-stompin joy, right off
the top of Chicago's Blues scene. The
album also features special guests
James Cotton, Lonnie Brooks, Son
Seals and Albert Collins, making the
disc an event in itself.
The encouraging part of the evening
was the realization that the young
folks were dancing to real live
Chicago Blues, and there's nothing in
the world so powerful. They'll have to
think twice the next time someone
says "boogie," and the music will go
with them wherever they run. It's
forever.

Daily Photo by SCOTT ZOLTON
KoKo Taylor, the Queen of the Blues, played for fans - young and old -
at Rick's Saturday night. In an era where Duran Duran is the end-all of
modern music; it is good to see that a real legend still rocks.

Li

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'76 MUSTANG, Excellent Condition $1600 Must
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TOUCH TONE adapters for rotary phones -
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BURSLEY LEASE for sale for Winter term.
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'76 FORD CAPRI - $1450-OBO. California car,
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1980 MAZDA RX-7. 5-speed, great condition.
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HOUSEMATE NEEDED NOW. Non-smoker.
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SUBLETTER WANTED - Good location.
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Lollipop Sales throughout the week-proceeds
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Mon.-Campus Day-In the fishbowl, 9:45 a.m.
Special Founders' Day Celebration at 5:30 p.m.
All alumni welcome. Please RSVP if attending.
Tues.-Greek Day-Sigma Kappa is hosting a
Panhellenic Meeting.
Thurs.-Community Day-Red Cross Blood
Drive at U. Hosp. 7:30-4:30 p.m.
Fri.-Gerontology Day-Songfest for the senior
citizens at Arbor Care, 2106 Camelot, 7:00 p.m.
Sat.-Pledge Project-Senior citizens' luncheon
with Senior Citizen Guild of Ann Arbor.
Mon., Nov. 18-Lollipop sales door to door at all
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A CUT ABOVE HAIR DESIGN - Special $5 off
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SECRETARIES WANTED: Part-time/full-time.
Come to 1215 Prospect, M-F, 10-6. 19H1115
INTERVIEWERS: The University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) is
seeking dependable interviewers to contact
owners and drivers of trucks for a national
study gathering detailed information about trucks
involved in fatal accidents. Basic interviewing
skills, good speech, professional manner, and
ability to accurately follow survey procedures
required. Flexible hours, but must be able to work
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UMTRI Building, 2901 Baxter Road (Corner of
Huron Parkway) on November 12, 13, or 14
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WEEKEND SITTER wanted for our 2 boys, ages
7 & 10%. November 16-17, and December 13-15.
Bring references. Call Rachel, 662-0712. 17H1114
A YEAR IN NEW YORK. Au-Pair-nanny for
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children. Please call collect, after 8 p.m.
Mrs. Schuman, (201) 376-6391. 14H1121
UNDERGRADUATE ASSISTANT needed for
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Psychology background helpful. For more
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AIRLINES NOW HIRING. Reservationist,
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PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDED to shoot B/W
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PERSONAL

DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE
Edited by Trude Michel Jaffe

ACROSS
1 Cries of disgust
5 Bedeviler
9 Fish spears
14 Rani's
employee
15 Pearl Harbor's
site
16 Love, Italian
style
17 Caribbean
locale
18 Hold back
19 Persian gold
coin
20 Mountain in E
Turkey
22 Henry or Clare
Boothe
24 Finale
25 - desperan-
dum
26 Gypsy dance
style
28 Low-cost
houses
32 Garden State
capital
33 New word for
newlyweds?
34 No, in Frankfurt
36 Caravansary
37 Turned a-
-ear
39 Granite: Prefix
41 Play parts
45 Old French coin
47 Support
49 Dash off
50 Tunisia's
neighbor
54 Taco or crepe
5ยง Lively Spanish
dance
58 U.S. govt. board

DOWN
1 Spotted cavy
2 Manchurian
river
3 Cuban dance
4 Star of bridge
and screen
5 Station
6 Devour
7 Mantel
8 Din
9 Keepers, of a
sort
10 Latin Ilverb
11 Stir up
12 "El Caudillo"
13 Forward
21 - -a-Dale
23 Sambalike
dance
27 Town in
Sicily
28 Milkweed
feature
29 Regret
30 Rumbalike
dance
31 Form of
address
35 Capture
38 Nurture
1 2 3 4
14
20 ;

40 Hammock
activity
42 Stately dance
of old
43 - Tok ofOz
44 Observe
46 Inched
48 Hilltop
50 Hunting hound
51 Texas city of
song

52 Folklore beings
53 List
55 Breakfast fare
57 Music hall
61 Tommy's
weapon
62 Shoshoneans
63 Drags
65 October's is
brown
67 Confusion

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LONE AGED BETTE
DONNAREED RATES
AMASS ED I EADAMS
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GER1M MERMAN
JO0HN WA Y NE S A LE
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S TRE IS A N D N E NE S
HOO P S M A RY A STOR
I N LET E V 0E T E NT
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SEPARATED? DIVORCED? Weekend
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E.O.E. 40H1119
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Manager, Neogen Corporation, 620 Lesher Place,
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GOVERNMENT JOBS. $16,040 - $59,230/yr. Now
hiring. Call 1-805-687-6000 Ext. R-10152 for current
federal list. 95H1115
TELEPHONE INTERVIEWERS wanted. Call
761-5343, 3-5 p.m. 99H1120
THE MICHIGAN DAILY is seeking energetic,
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entry-level positions in classified and display
advertising sales, layout, and finance. Interested
applicants should contact Dawn Willacker in
person at 420 Maynard St., Student Publications
Building. Call 764-0554 for more information.
ncHtc

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED to share large
one bedroom apartment. Parking, fireplace,
laundry, two blocks from campus on Church.
Rent negotiable. Call Susan 994-8431. 33S1120
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service. 995-0772. cJ1211
TYPING - ALL KINDS - Fast, efficient service.
Reasonable rates. Laurie, 973-1592. cJtc
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GOING PLACES

MUSICAL
LESSONS - Special Pay for 4, take 5. Best
teachers in state. REPAIRS, bows rehaired.
Herb David Guitar Studio. 65-8001. 302 E. Liberty.
cNtc
THE NEW SCHOOL OF PIANO
First lesson complimentary. 994-0371.
cN1211

FOR SALE Roundtrip ticket from DETROIT
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Jan. 7. 36K1119
SPRING BREAK 86 - Freeport, Bahamas. $379
February 22 - March 1. COMPLETE TRAVEL.
761-6500. cK1211
DRIVE RIVIERA to Scottsdale, Arizona Dec. 1
or soon as possible thereafter. Call collect
313-682-4040. 96K1114
THANKSGIVING
NEW YORK
FLIGHTS FROM $98
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Consultants, U of M Union Mall. Call immed-
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AVAILABLE: 2 Ohio State tickets. Call
NG 668-0352. NCQ1121
NEED 2 tickets for Ohio State game. Call Mary
cJ0423 after 7:00p.m. at 769-8453. 02Q1114
NG HELP! 4 OSU Tickets needed desperately. Top
* dollar paid. Ask for Julia. 996-2396. 04Q1114

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WANTED: OSU tickets. Call 764-7155 or
668-1926. 34Q1118
FOR SALE: One pair OSU tickets. Gloria
662-1783 Greg 761-4503. 31Q1118
OSU 30-50 yard line seats needed. "Will pay M.

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