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(2007/WARNER) 20 tracks Atlantic 1954-63 - Essential more

LaVern Baker: The Platinum Collection (CD)

(2007/WARNER) 20 tracks Atlantic 1954-63 - Essential

Article properties: LaVern Baker: The Platinum Collection (CD)

  • Interpret: LaVern Baker

  • Album titlle: The Platinum Collection (CD)

  • Label WARNER

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2007
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0081227999551

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Baker, LaVern - The Platinum Collection (CD) CD 1
01 Soul On Fire LaVern Baker
02 Tomorrow Night LaVern Baker
03 Tweedle Dee LaVern Baker
04 That´s All I Need LaVern Baker
05 Bop-Ting-A-Ling LaVern Baker
06 Play It Fair LaVern Baker
07 Jim Dandy LaVern Baker
08 My Happiness Forever LaVern Baker
09 Get Up, Get Up (You Sleepy Head) LaVern Baker
10 Still LaVern Baker
11 I Can´t Love You Enough LaVern Baker
12 Jim Dandy Got Married LaVern Baker
13 I Cried A Tear LaVern Baker
14 Whipper Snapper LaVern Baker
15 I Waited Too Long LaVern Baker
16 Shake A Hand LaVern Baker
17 How Often (with Ben E. King) LaVern Baker
18 You Said LaVern Baker
19 Saved LaVern Baker
20 See See Rider LaVern Baker
LaVern Baker I Cried A Tear Fred Jacobson aka Fred Jay, who’d co-written Chuck... more
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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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Tracklist
Baker, LaVern - The Platinum Collection (CD) CD 1
01 Soul On Fire
02 Tomorrow Night
03 Tweedle Dee
04 That´s All I Need
05 Bop-Ting-A-Ling
06 Play It Fair
07 Jim Dandy
08 My Happiness Forever
09 Get Up, Get Up (You Sleepy Head)
10 Still
11 I Can´t Love You Enough
12 Jim Dandy Got Married
13 I Cried A Tear
14 Whipper Snapper
15 I Waited Too Long
16 Shake A Hand
17 How Often (with Ben E. King)
18 You Said
19 Saved
20 See See Rider