Along with Amos Milburn's "Chicken Shack Boogie" and Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everybody," Koko Taylor's "Wang Dang Doodle" is among the greatest party records every committed to wax. A huge R&B hit for the Chicago-based singer back in 1966, "Wang Dang Doodle" is a vivid, almost surreal snapshot of a particularly wild house party, where snuff juice seeps into the floor, the smell of hard liquor and fried fish permeate the smoke-soaked air, and a cast of oddly named revelers -- Boudoir Crawlin' Red, Automatic Slim, Butcher Knife Totin' Annie, and Pistol Pete among them -- are all obviously having one hell of a fine time. Buddy Guy's lacerating guitar fills give the song an edge of violence and danger, while Taylor tears into Willie Dixon's lyric, savoring every lurid line, growling with the kind of gusto that suggests someone must have told her before recording it that she'd never be able to match Howlin' Wolf's version cut... More >>>