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Force of Nature [Koko Taylor]


  • 1. Mother Nature
    2. If I Can't Be First
    3. Hound Dog
    4. Born Under a Bad Sign
    5. Let the Juke Joint Jump
    6. 63 Year Old Mama
    7. Don't Put Your Hands on Me
    8. Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
    9. Fish in Dirty Water
    10. Tit for Tat
    11. Put the Pot On
    12. Nothing Takes the Place of You
    13. Spellbound
    14. Greedy Man
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4817

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerDavid Axelbaum; David Brickson; Julian Herzfeld

    Personnel: Koko Taylor (vocals); Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Criss Johnson, Calvin "Vino" Louden (guitar); Carey Bell (harmonica); Gene Barge (alto saxophone); Henri Ford (tenor saxophone); Willie Henderson (baritone saxophone); Byron Bowie, Burgess Gardner (trumpet); Edwin Williams (trombone); Jeremiah Africa (keyboards); Jerry Murphy (bass); Ray "Killer" Allison, Brady Williams (drums).
    Producers: Koko Taylor, Bruce Iglauer, Criss Johnson.
    Recorded at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, Illinois.
    FORCE OF NATURE was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.
    Personnel: Koko Taylor (vocals); Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Criss Johnson, Calvin Louden (guitar); Carey Bell (harmonica); Gene Barge (alto saxophone); Henri Ford (tenor saxophone); Willie Henderson (baritone saxophone); Burgess Gardner, Byron Bowie (trumpet); Edwin Williams (trombone); Jeremiah Africa (keyboards); Brady Williams, Ray Allison (drums).
    Audio Mixer: David Axelbaum.
    Recording information: Streeterville Recording Studios, Chicago, IL.
    Photographer: Peter Amft.
    Arranger: Gene Barge.
    A solid contemporary blues album that ranges from Koko Taylor's own "Spellbound" and "Put the Pot On," a rendition of Toussaint McCall's tender soul lament "Nothing Takes the Place of You," and a saucy revival of the old Ike & Tina Turner R&B gem "If I Can't Be First." Gene Barge once again penned the horn charts, Carey Bell contributes his usual harp mastery to Taylor's remake of Little Milton's "Mother Nature," and only Buddy Guy's over-the-top guitar histrionics on "Born Under a Bad Sign" grate. Long may the queen reign! ~ Bill Dahl

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (2/24/94, p.56) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...[Koko Taylor] sings with a conviction that shakes life into even the hoariest blues cliches and makes them ring contemporary and true...."
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