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LaVern Baker La Vern

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catalog number: LP2011027

weight in Kg 0,250

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LaVern Baker: La Vern

(Rumble) 12 tracks

Coming at a time when jazz singing was slowly evolving into an erthier, more emotionally fervent style known as rhythm and blues, Lavern Baker's debut album on Atlantic, dated 1956, proved her to be one of the key vocalists who furthered that transition.

The niece of legendary blues singer Memphis Minnie, Baker was blessed with a powerful, soul-tinged voice that she put to use since her teens under the stage name 'Miss Sharecropper' and which eventually earned her a contract with Atlantic in 1953.

Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, Lavern was one of the most successful R&B artists of her era.

(Rumble) 12 tracks



Baker, LaVern - La Vern LP 1
1: Lots And Lots Of Love
2: Of Course I Do
3: You'll Be Crying
4: Miracles
5: I'm In A Crying Mood
6: Mine All Mine
7: Harbor Lights
8: I'll Never Be Free
9: Romance In The Dark
10: Everybody's Somebody's Fool
11: How Long Will It Be
12: Fool That I Am


Artikeleigenschaften von LaVern Baker: La Vern

  • Interpret: LaVern Baker

  • Albumtitel: La Vern

  • Format LP
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B / Soul
  • Music Style Vinyl - Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Sub-Genre 555 Vinyl - Rhythm & Blues
  • Title La Vern
  • Vinyl size LP (12 Inch)
  • Speed / RPM 33 U/min
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label RUMBLE

  • SubGenre R&B Music - General

  • EAN: 0889397100582

  • weight in Kg 0.250

Artist description "Baker, LaVern"

LaVern Baker

I Cried A Tear

Fred Jacobson aka Fred Jay, who’d co-written Chuck Willis’ What Am I Living For? could almost have sued himself for this lilting ballad. The melodies are very similar, and Reggie Obrecht crafted a very Willis-like arrangement with horns answering the vocals. King Curtis takes the fills, but alto saxophonist Leon Cohen comes soaring in for the break. Recorded in September 1958, it reached #2 on the R&B charts and #6 on the pop charts early the following year. LaVern is often called a pre-Soul diva, but her booming voice and declamatory delivery seemed rooted in the pre-microphone vaudeville era. She would have one more major hit, a revival of See See Rider in 1962, and then in 1965 she parted company with Atlantic Records to join Brunswick.

Shortly thereafter, LaVern disappeared from public view for many years. She was working a stint in the Philippines when her manager dropped her and her husband divorced her, so she stayed on as the entertainment director at a Marine Corps NCO nightclub at the Subic Bay Naval Base. That’s where she remained for 22 years, and didn’t perform in the United States again until she made a surprise appearance at Atlantic’s 40th anniversary bash in 1988 at Madison Square Garden. Acclaim came late in life. She was elected to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and continued performing even after complications from diabetes had caused the amputation of both legs. She died March 10, 1997.


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