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Koko Taylor — Wang Dang Doodle
Album: Essential Blues 2
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Released: 1965
Length: 4:44
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Tell Automatic Slim , tell Razor Totin' Jim
Tell Butcher Knife Totin' Annie, tell Fast Talking Fanny
A we gonna pitch a ball, a down to that union hall
We gonna romp and tromp till midnight
We gonna fuss and fight till daylight
We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
Tell Kudu-Crawlin' Red, tell Abyssinian Ned
Tell ol' Pistol Pete, everybody gonna meet
Tonight we need no rest, we really gonna throw a mess
We gonna to break out all of the windows,
We gonna kick down all the doors
We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
Tell Fats and Washboard Sam, that everybody gonna to jam
Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe, we got sawdust on the floor
Tell Peg and Caroline Dye, we gonna have a time
When the fish scent fill the air, there'll be snuff juice everywhere
We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
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one of those days when all music is lame
Can't beat this!
great voice
 idiot_wind wrote:
What the heck is a wang dang doodle, anyway?

Is it a food? A drink? A dance? A TV show?

 
Well...if you're male picture jumpin' around all up and down, without wearing any underwear.  Maybe you're doing it to this music.  Odd's are your wang will be dangin' and doodlin' all over the place.... 

Just some thoughts is all.....

Highlow
American Net'Zen



 idiot_wind wrote:
Is a wang dang doodle like a hoochie coochie? 

Can you do both at the same time? 
 
Only if you've got your mojo woikin'.
Damn Bill u killin it with the phonk
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! would love to hear savoy browns version from street corner talking
Is a wang dang doodle like a hoochie coochie? 

Can you do both at the same time? 

  Shazam!
 niseywee wrote:
saw Koko and Houston Person in 1998 in a small venue and they were both amazing. 
 
Cool.  Never got around to see her in Chicago.
saw Koko and Houston Person in 1998 in a small venue and they were both amazing. 
 Ugh! Sing It! 
 idiot_wind wrote:
What the heck is a wang dang doodle, anyway?

Is it a food? A drink? A dance? A TV show?

 

  If you have to ask, you'll never know.

With that voice and energy, its a damn shame someone couldn't write her a better hook.....

Amazingly powerful vocalist.
 idiot_wind wrote:
What the heck is a wang dang doodle, anyway?

Is it a food? A drink? A dance? A TV show?

 

 
Actually probably all of those but the TV show.  I always thought it was a sexual reference, but it is more of a reference to having a raucous good time:


https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wang%20dang%20doodle
Love this, love her.  On the evening of our wedding, we got to see her perform live.  Gobsmackingly memorable, even if she was no longer in her prime.
 idiot_wind wrote:
What the heck is a wang dang doodle, anyway?

Is it a food? A drink? A dance? A TV show?

 

 
Apparently, it is a music making endeavor of considerable energy.
 idiot_wind wrote:
What the heck is a wang dang doodle, anyway?

Is it a food? A drink? A dance? A TV show?

 

 
Don't know but Koko sure is doing it.
What the heck is a wang dang doodle, anyway?

Is it a food? A drink? A dance? A TV show?

 
 musicforme wrote:
GoGo KoKo. RP are wonderful for playing this, more of this and less Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

 
I agree and less Doors and Who
.
(some Stones are okay) 
saw her once in a small club in Ames,Iowa. I remember her having a gold tooth in her big smile, singing this song. Good show.  
GoGo KoKo. RP are wonderful for playing this, more of this and less Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
 
 Hannio wrote:
I know two Asian guys named Wang and Dang.  I told them they needed to find a guy named Doodle.  They had no idea what I was talking about.  I swear I am not making this up.

 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Our high school guidance counselor used to tell us not to doodle our wangs.

  
When cultures collide...
saw her once
at the Soup Kitchen in Detroit
an excellent show 
Gramps come quick, they're playing your music on the computer!
Gotta be the definitive version of this classic! Wonderful!
I know two Asian guys named Wang and Dang.  I told them they needed to find a guy named Doodle.  They had no idea what I was talking about.  I swear I am not making this up.
Hoka-Hey Bobert!  Shake that doodle son!!!
 hayduke2 wrote:
most excellant !

 
Duke - how you doing?  I was down Monkey Wrench way - Page AZ - a while back.  Lake is low - a big white rim.
most excellant !
When I brought my cat home from the shelter she hid behind the bed.  So I named her Koko, for Ms Taylor - Queen of The Blues.  
Crank up those speakers....
MORE MORE MORE KOKO !!

Excellent... wang dang doooodle... all night long !!!! 
REAL Retro...my mom use to have this on the jukebox! Love it...
Very fine.
Our high school guidance counselor used to tell us not to doodle our wangs.
Wow

Makes me wonder what would happen if one of the  current crop of female pop star girl/women who try so hard to be bad and sexy and all that just let it out and covered this one...
I met the lady once backstage in Detroit during a huge blues fest. She was an absolute gem and as sweet as anyone I've ever met.  I miss her.
OH MY!!!!!
Been listening to the Savoy Brown version of this song for years.  Thanks RP for letting me see the actual lyrics!!
Now THIS is down and dirty!
 Baby_M wrote:
Is pitching a wang dang doodle anything like pitching a no-hitter?

 
It's considerably more private
Is pitching a wang dang doodle anything like pitching a no-hitter?
Koko "Wang Dang" Taylor played in Lincoln, Nebraska a bunch of times. What a great performer! I feel lucky to have heard and seen her perform live in small venuesk.
....dancing round the table....thanx....smiley.....
It should be GODDESS not GODLIKE... Either way KoKo is a 10!!
my sheila sez she's gonna pinch my wang dang noodle

love this 
Very hot!
 sirdroseph wrote:
It's that little guitar pick during the chorus that makes this song, love it!{#Bananajam}
  Well, I think Ms. Taylor's growl helps too.

Just sayin'.

But yeah, that extra little guitar work is icing on the cake.


I  remember this song from my mom's jukebox...such a fun classic....makes ya feel good all over!
Maybe I'm getting old, but I just can't go all night anymore.  I have to sleep (or in my case, work) and will need to do some other things at some point.  Still, fond memories of my early 20's when I had the energy to be "active" during the night and still be able to pull of working in the day.   

On an unrelated note...  it's amazing how much my wife's boss looks like Koko Taylor.  From what I understand, she can't sing like Koko at all though.

OK.  Just as long as you stay away from my Dang Wang Noodle. {#Lol}
Happy New Year... May 2012 be much better in every direction for all who read this-!... Now Let's Dance....
Surprised this one is under a 7... Such a classic blues party tune.
Growing up in Chicago, I've seen Koko many times in concert. She always played this last. Nice groove tune
 fredriley wrote:
Ok, I give in - what is a "wang dang doodle"? The last use I heard of "wang" was referring to the small male appendage. . .
 
Willie said it didn't mean anything.

 Stingray wrote:
Can't believe it has been me who saw TULL 3 times live in the
70's and LOVED them.

This song and a few others are still great, but in the last 25-30 years
I have never played a single Tull-CD at home on my system!

PS
I believe that "STAND UP" and even "THIS WAS" - not to mention
"LOCOMOTIVE BREATH" - have been their best works!
 
WTF? Y'know, buddy, even for you this one's sorta out there. Then again maybe I'm the only guy in town who doesn't instantly get the relationship between Koko and your love/hate thing with Jethro Tull. Maybe you can sort this one out for us. No, wait, you don't listen...you only talk.

She was always great at the NOLA Jazz and Heritage Festival. Starts on Thursday, hope to see some of you there.
Prefer live version but LOVE this...met her in Detroit...classy lady...RIP
Another great Willie Dixon tune.
 bongmiester wrote:
i prefer the Howlin Wolf version
 
   And not to be lost in shuffle, Savoy Brown does a terrific cover.

Can't believe it has been me who saw TULL 3 times live in the
70's and LOVED them.

This song and a few others are still great, but in the last 25-30 years
I have never played a single Tull-CD at home on my system!

PS
I believe that "STAND UP" and even "THIS WAS" - not to mention
"LOCOMOTIVE BREATH" - have been their best works!
Ok, I give in - what is a "wang dang doodle"? The last use I heard of "wang" was referring to the small male appendage...
Is that the lost son of..., what's the name of the late wig-wearing madman?
Anybody remember the Hindu Love Gods version?


The Queen Herself, Koko Taylor by ~dablueshound
©2006-2010 ~dablueshound

Koko Taylor


It's that little guitar pick during the chorus that makes this song, love it!{#Bananajam}
 bongmiester wrote:
i prefer the Howlin Wolf version
 

Solid version that.

I prefer the Koko version on the Chess Box compiliation honoring Willie Dixon.
That is such a great picture on the cover of this LP - it looks like she sounds - Rockin'!!

Crap, I was just getting into this and my boss came into my office.  PLAY IT AGAIN, BILL! {#Bananasplit}
I had the good fortune to see Koko at the old Walnut Hills bar in Dayton back around '77.  The place was way oversold both in seats and drinks.  She rocked us hard and left us all exhausted. 

God rest, Koko.  Ye are sorely missed!
What exactly is a wang dang?  I may need to pinch one!
 ptooey wrote:
Yeah, there it goes again.

{#Yell}  YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!

 
YIKES! {#Surprised} Run! Back to the tree house guys.

i prefer the Howlin Wolf version


 queenjill wrote:
Nice re-interpretation of a PJ Harvey song. You go, Koko.
  Yeah, there it goes again.

{#Yell}  YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!

 rob50 wrote:
I prefer the Pointer Sister's version.

 
You have got to be kidding me.

dig it dig it dig it! {#Cowboy}
I prefer the Pointer Sister's version.

I've seen Koko sing this more times than I can count. Always got the place movin'{#Dancingbanana_2} and groovin'. {#Bananasplit}
Got to see her in Alaska a few years back at the now defunct Blues on the Green festival. Talk about woman POWER, this gal's got it in spades! Not the biggest fan of her voice but the woman's got more soul in her little finger than in James Brown's well used you-know-what! (R.I.P James!) You go girl!{#Cheers}
 Zep wrote:
This genre is entirely under-represented at RP.

IMHO.

I am cuckoo for Koko.
 

  Although I do prefer Savoy Brown's version over this.

(Well, and then there's the Wolf...)
 Excelsior wrote:
This song is interminable {#No}
 
No, this song is CLASSY
There's not much played on RP that will make me turn the volume off - but this is one of them...
 Interminable, yes, I agree.
 
dang!

 

what it is good finishes fast..... like your songs.....tankyou for following singing for us ms. Koko Taylor -  ** 9 **


This genre is entirely under-represented at RP.

IMHO.

I am cuckoo for Koko.


This song is interminable {#No}
Koko could be a mized blessing live. I saw her live at a dive in Indiana sometime in the eighties. She refused to come out on stage until the crowd was chanting K0-KO TAY-LAR, KO-KO TAY-LAR. She then spent most of her set yelling at the drummer. But then again there were concerts in Chicago where she tore the house down!
You're a GENIUS, BILL!!
:bananajumprope:
cc_rider wrote:
P.J. Harvey? WTF? This was written long before P.J. was a gleam in her daddy's eye. Koko Taylor's got it goin' ON, baby! c.
Dionysius and I saw Koko on our wedding night - she rocked the house! Had a fabulous backup band and she was flirted BIG TIME with her shockingly young guitarist! She was (and you can quote me on this) throwing it out both pants legs! :wink:
kcar wrote:
Better than Howlin' Wolf's? Now there was a crazy man. I've read that in his prime, he'd break chairs, pound the stage, even climb the curtains during live performances.
I heard when he went in to get paid at the end of the night, he put a loaded .44 on the table. I imagine he got his money!
BastetBubbyHead wrote:
I like PJ Harvey a lot, but her version does nothing for me. I like Koko's over all versions out there, even the original.
Better than Howlin' Wolf's? Now there was a crazy man. I've read that in his prime, he'd break chairs, pound the stage, even climb the curtains during live performances.
P.J. Harvey? WTF? This was written long before P.J. was a gleam in her daddy's eye. Koko Taylor's got it goin' ON, baby! c.
:meditate: :cool: :meditate:
I like PJ Harvey a lot, but her version does nothing for me. I like Koko's over all versions out there, even the original.
:dancingbanana: SING IT, BABY!!
Dang girl! AWESOME!
The voice, the sax, the sex that just rolls out of the speakers... HOT DAMN! :bananapiano:
Shesdifferent wrote:
PJ Harvey?
Um, yeah...I hope that was said in jest, too! From Willie Dixon's wiki page, these are the people who have covered this song: "Wang Dang Doodle" – Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Grateful Dead, Savoy Brown, PJ Harvey, Rufus Thomas, The Pointer Sisters This song has that Dixon style, like Back Door Man, which he also wrote. It was covered by: "Back Door Man" – Howlin' Wolf, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Shadows of Knight, Bob Weir
Xeric wrote:
Gargh. Much too much for me.
Too much what? Rhythm? Blues? Energy? LOVE this!!
This version gets a 9. She's got a live version that's a 10.
queenjill wrote:
Nice re-interpretation of a PJ Harvey song. You go, Koko. :jump:
PJ Harvey? :stupid: This is a classic!
Without referencing Koko, I will unequivocally state that I have always hated this song, and will continue to hate it until I'm in my grave.
One of the best Blues women of all time!!!!
:bananajam:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Nice follow-on from McNally...
Love the saxophone in this. But it really is a strange song. The guitar reminds me of Robby Krieger's playing on one of the songs on Morrison Hotel.
Holy Smokes! The Queen of the Blues here on RP!. I spent alot of time in Toronto back in the 80's and she was the first show I saw there... been a follower ever since. I last saw her at the Cabooze in Minneapolis about three years ago... She wasn't able to hit the high notes like she once could and she needed help getting on and off stage... but she still could get after it, no question. I recently saw her on TV a few months ago... she apparently was sick or just out of the scene for awhile... but she looked and sounded great for a lady that is now closing in on 70!
physicsgenius wrote:
Koko Taylor appears on an episode of the animated children's show Arthur and she seems pretty cool. She even mentions this song (or maybe it's Brain that does). I've never been sure if the name was made up for the show or what. Now I know. Now I also know it's nothing to write home about, though I'll refrain from rating it (around 2 or 3) because I like that episode so much. RP should have the moose kid (what'shisname)'s song on here instead, the one about his friend with the wooden head.
I saw koko playing w/her band a couple of years ago. Excellent music, but she doesn't sing much anymore...just 20 or 30 minutes in a 90 minute set. This song is not among her best works. Either that, or it doesn't record well in the studio. 5
bigstory wrote:
This isn't her original of this song is it? I remember something quite a bit rawer.
No, this is not the original version. The original is from the sixties and has Willie Dixon (who wrote the song) on backing vocals.
Nice re-interpretation of a PJ Harvey song. You go, Koko. :jump:
Gargh. Much too much for me.
:bananajumprope:
Koko Taylor appears on an episode of the animated children's show Arthur and she seems pretty cool. She even mentions this song (or maybe it's Brain that does). I've never been sure if the name was made up for the show or what. Now I know. Now I also know it's nothing to write home about, though I'll refrain from rating it (around 2 or 3) because I like that episode so much. RP should have the moose kid (what'shisname)'s song on here instead, the one about his friend with the wooden head.
love koko.... howlin wolf SO MUCH better.
a legend, you ho hum people need to open your ears to diversity.
This isn't her original of this song is it? I remember something quite a bit rawer.
Mugro wrote:
Koko is alive and well, I can report. She is a bit older now (who isn't?), but she still belts out this tune. I saw her at the Chicago Bluesfest a couple of weekends ago now, and she was great! The Bluesfest was a big success too. A totally free concert! They had like five stages set up, and if you didn't like a particular act playing at one stage, you could walk over to another one. It was spectacular. I wish my city (Boston) could put on an event like that....
BluesFest is the absolute best. If you're in Chicago in the beginning of June in any year, you must make a point of attending.
:bananapiano: :drummer: :dancingbanana: LOVE this - wake up, everybody!!!!
How about Savoy Brown's version?