Wang Dang Doodle (Ko Ko Taylor)

20 JUNE 1966

Ko Ko Taylor's rollicking blues single 'Wang Dang Doodle' was at its peak of #58 on the US Billboard 100 chart during this week. It also reached #13 on the R&B chart.

This was written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Howlin' Wolf and released by Chess Records in 1961. Dixon and Leonard Chess persuaded Koko Taylor to record it in December 1965 for Checker Records, a Chess subsidiary. 'Wang Dang Doodle' has since become a blues standard and been recorded by multiple artists.