Monday Madness!!! ~ “Insane Asylum” ~ Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon

Lorrrrrd Have Mercy! LMAO


This song was written by Willie Dixon and recorded in 1968 as a duet with Koko. It was released initially off Taylor’s first self entitled Chess album. It was re-released on a CD in 2001. Showcasing even more of her powerful pipes beyond what she had already done with a 1964 single by Howlin’ Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle.

But the way Dixon did the into, it was classic.

“What in the world are you doin’ here”. Then a down and out lover answering him with POWER,
“When your loved has ceased to be, ( him – Lord Have Mercy) LOL.. There’s no other place for me”.

God Bless both of their souls. They defined the song beautifully and as its title was named, Insanely.




Koko Taylor ( 1969) Remastered ( 2001) 1965-1969

Koko Taylor – vocals
Willie Dixonbass, vocals
Johnny “Twist” Williams, Matt Murphy, Buddy Guy – guitar
Walter Horton – harp
Gene Barge, Donald Hawkins– tenor saxophone
Albert “Sunnyland Slim” Luandrew, Lafayette Leake – piano, organ
Jack Myers – bass (not on this song)
Clifton James, Fred Below – drums





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