Article successfully added.

Mickey Baker But Wildest (CD)

Listen to sample now:
 
0:00
0:00
$33.89 *

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costsDepending on the country of delivery, the VAT at checkout may vary.

Ready to ship today,
delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

  • CDESR01007
  • 0.1
(2010/EL SEGUNDO) 27 tracks (69:57) more

Mickey Baker: But Wildest (CD)

(2010/EL SEGUNDO) 27 tracks (69:57)

Article properties: Mickey Baker: But Wildest (CD)

  • Interpret: Mickey Baker

  • Album titlle: But Wildest (CD)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Label EL SEGUNDO

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127761903

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Baker, Mickey - But Wildest (CD) CD 1
01 Rib Joint Mickey Baker
02 After Hours Swing Mickey Baker
03 Tishomingo Mickey Baker
04 Back Room Rock Mickey Baker
05 Midnight Hours Mickey Baker
06 Please Tell Me Mickey Baker
07 Juke Joint Mickey Baker
08 Aint't No Strain Mickey Baker
09 Bar-B-Q Sauce Mickey Baker
10 My Baby's Gone Away Mickey Baker
11 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby Mickey Baker
12 Rib Joint No.2 Mickey Baker
13 Roll Em Sam Mickey Baker
14 Sammy Sings The Blues Mickey Baker
15 Kansas City Boogie Woogie Stomp Mickey Baker
16 Levee Mickey Baker
17 Wee Hours Mickey Baker
18 Boogie Woogie Slop Mickey Baker
19 Chicken Strut Mickey Baker
20 Boogie Cha Cha Mickey Baker
21 New Orleans Blues Mickey Baker
22 The Saint's Boogie Mickey Baker
23 River Boat Dock Mickey Baker
24 No Good Lover Mickey Baker
25 Blue Drag Mickey Baker
26 Honky Tonk Caboose Mickey Baker
27 Pick Up And Boogie Mickey Baker
Mickey Baker "I became the most famous rock 'n' roll guitar player in the world because... more
"Mickey Baker"

Mickey Baker

"I became the most famous rock 'n' roll guitar player in the world because I wanted to make money," says Mickey Baker pragmatically."And I wanted to eat."

Mickey was New York’s top R&B session guitarist during the 1950s before he teamed up with Sylvia Robinson to sing their ’57 smash Love Is Strange. His brittle, twangy sound set him well apart from the competition on hundreds of classic sides. "Fender guitars, man," says Baker."The whole idea was to make the most noise you could possibly get, and as loud as you get possibly get with lots of feeling. So you couldn’t get that on the Gibson guitars. I started using all Fenders."

Born McHouston Baker in Louisville, Kentucky on October 15, 1925, his musical tastes were shaped by the jukebox in his uncle’s bar. At age 11, he was dispatched to an orphanage, but he repeatedly ran away and ended up in New York, hoping to make a living as a trumpeter. Alas, his $14 would only buy him a guitar at a local pawnshop. Lessons from Harlem fretsman Rector Bailey got Mickey up to speed. He started playing jazz in the late ‘40s with pianist Jimmy Neely’s Incomparables. 

"The first money I ever made on music was a jazz guitar book that I wrote before I’d done anything like rhythm and blues or rock 'n' roll," notes Baker. A trip out to Oakland, where he saw guitarist Pee Wee Crayton play rocking blues, opened his eyes. "After visiting San Francisco and seeing the way they played music out there, I adopted that style and took it back to New York." Mickey made his first studio session in late ’51 behind Billy Valentine and quickly ascended to first-call status, peeling off crackling riffs behind Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Amos Milburn, Nappy Brown, Chuck Willis, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, H-Bomb Ferguson, and Young Jessie. "From ‘52 to ‘56 was very good for me," says Mickey."I was theguitarist."

Baker’s own recording career commenced in 1952 on Savoy. He made some of his hottest instrumentals for Eddie Heller’s Rainbow label in May of ’55 with Warren Lucky on tenor sax, pianist Ernie Hayes, bassist Jimmy Lewis, and drummer Dave ‘Specs’ Bailey, cutting loose with an elastic vengeance on Shake Walkin’ 

"It’s really ridiculous some of the stuff that I was doing,"he says, citing a ’56 LP he made with Louis Jordan. "I’m running over that damn guitar like I’m going out of style, you know?" With the mammoth pop appeal of electric guitar innovator Les Paul and his partner Mary Ford in mind, Baker teamed with Sylvia Vanderpool in 1955. "I said, ‘What if you took the guitar and put it around her neck and talked about a group called Mickey & Sylvia?’"says Baker. The strategy clicked when Love Is Strange, their adaptation of a Bo Diddley song, blasted to #1 R&B and #11 pop.

Baker emigrated to France in the spring of 1962 and has lived there ever since, his days as the self-professed "king of the slip and slide guitar"long behind him. "When I started playing rock 'n' roll and R&B and stuff on the guitar, you know what they’d tell me?" asks Mickey."‘Oh, man, you deserted us, man. You were on your way to being a great jazz guitar player.’ I said, ‘I want to eat pork chops, man. I’m sick of eating hot dogs!’"

Bill Dahl aus PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP! Electric Blues 1939-2005 - The Definitive Collection! - "Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Electric Blues 1939 - 2005" auf Bear Family Records hat bei den Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenneessee, am 9. Mai den prestigetraechtigen Preis in der Kategorie 'Bestes historisches Album' erhalten. Die einzigartige, 12-teilige CD-Dokumentation vermittelt erstmals einen umfassenden Blick auf die Geschichte dieses bedeutsamen Genres, unabhaengig von Grenzen, die einzelne Plattenfirmen aufzeigen. Unser Autor Bill Dahl aus Chicago war vor Ort und nahm den Preis vor etwa 1.300 Bluesmusikern, Journalisten und Fans entgegen. Die Blues Music Awards, die alljaehrlich in Memphis fuer die besten Blues-Veroeffentlichungen verliehen werden, gelten als wichtigste Auszeichnung weltweit und werden auch als 'Oscars des Blues' bezeichnet..

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "But Wildest (CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Mickey Baker
Rock With A Sock (CD)
Mickey Baker: Rock With A Sock (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15654

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$18.05 * $15.79 *
The Wildest Guitar (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Mickey Baker: The Wildest Guitar (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV1832

Item must be ordered

$25.97 *
In The '50s: Hit, Git & Split (CD)
Mickey Baker: In The '50s: Hit, Git & Split (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRBAND29

Item must be ordered

$16.92 *
A Celebration - The Official Story Of 40 Years In Show Business (HB)
Cliff Riochard: A Celebration - The Official Story Of 40 Years... Art-Nr.: 0018027

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$33.89 $45.21
Werner Walendowski: Die Story 1960 bis heute
The Rattles: Werner Walendowski: Die Story 1960 bis heute Art-Nr.: 0018039

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$28.24
Lost Highway - Graphic Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe) by Glosimodt Søren Mosdall
Hank Williams: Lost Highway - Graphic Novel (Gebundene... Art-Nr.: 0023044

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$27.16
First Pressings - The History of Rhythm & Blues Vol.5: 1955
Galen Gart: First Pressings - The History of Rhythm & Blues... Art-Nr.: 0041063

the very last 2 available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$90.48
First Pressings - The History of Rhythm & Blues Vol.6: 1956
Galen Gart: First Pressings - The History of Rhythm & Blues... Art-Nr.: 0041064

the very last 1 available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$90.48
Tracklist
Baker, Mickey - But Wildest (CD) CD 1
01 Rib Joint
02 After Hours Swing
03 Tishomingo
04 Back Room Rock
05 Midnight Hours
06 Please Tell Me
07 Juke Joint
08 Aint't No Strain
09 Bar-B-Q Sauce
10 My Baby's Gone Away
11 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
12 Rib Joint No.2
13 Roll Em Sam
14 Sammy Sings The Blues
15 Kansas City Boogie Woogie Stomp
16 Levee
17 Wee Hours
18 Boogie Woogie Slop
19 Chicken Strut
20 Boogie Cha Cha
21 New Orleans Blues
22 The Saint's Boogie
23 River Boat Dock
24 No Good Lover
25 Blue Drag
26 Honky Tonk Caboose
27 Pick Up And Boogie