LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker

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Jim Dandy
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I Cried a Tear
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Tweedle Dee
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Play It Fair
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Soul on Fire

Albums

  • Girl Power, Vol. 10

    Oct 2019 • 28 songs

  • Girl Power, Vol. 9

    Oct 2019 • 26 songs

  • Milestones of Legends: Female Blues Singers, Vol. 9

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LaVern Baker

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LaVern Baker was one of the most distinctive divas gracing the mid-'50s rock & roll circuit, with a brashly seductive vocal delivery tailor-made for belting the catchy novelties "Tweedlee Dee," "Bop-Ting-a-Ling," and "Tra La La" for Atlantic Records during rock's first wave of prominence. Born Delores Williams, she was singing at the Club DeLisa on Chicago's south side at age 17, decked out in raggedy attire and billed as "Little Miss Sharecropper" (the same handle that she made her recording debut under for RCA Victor with Eddie "Sugarman" Penigar's band in 1949). She change...
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