Legend at Her Best

The Legend at Her Best

by LaVern Baker
     
 
One of the founding ladies of rock & roll, LaVern Baker's hits "Jim Dandy" and "Tri La La" helped propel her to legendary status. This two-CD compilation features four complete albums recorded by Baker for Atlantic Records during the height of her popularity in the late '50s and early '60s. While she had big sellers with rock oriented tunes, her sound encompasses a

Overview

One of the founding ladies of rock & roll, LaVern Baker's hits "Jim Dandy" and "Tri La La" helped propel her to legendary status. This two-CD compilation features four complete albums recorded by Baker for Atlantic Records during the height of her popularity in the late '50s and early '60s. While she had big sellers with rock oriented tunes, her sound encompasses a tremendously wide variety sounds including jump blues, traditional jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, and even a touch of country. The first disc contains the albums LaVern and Lavern Baker, which showcases her edgier side. In addition to her hits, there are many great tracks including "Harbor Lights," "Mine All Mine," and "Tomorrow Night." The second disc contains her last two albums recorded at Atlantic Records, See See Rider and Blues Ballads. The first half of See See Rider is similar to most of the tracks on disc one, but as the titles imply on Blues Ballads she moves more towards a blues/jazz vocal style. A great collection that will surely satisfy those looking for a taste of one of rocks early divas, as well as her more devoted fans looking to skip the trouble of finding these tracks on worn out vinyl.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2000
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431004425
catalogNumber:
44
Rank:
158050

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Tracks

Disc 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
  13. Jim Dandy
  14. Tra la La
  15. I Can't Love You Enough
  16. Get up, Get up (You Sleepy Head)
  17. That's All I Need
  18. Bop-Ting-A-Ling
  19. Tweedlee Dee
  20. Still
  21. Play It Fair
  22. Tomorrow Night
  23. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  24. You Set My Soul on Fire
  25. My Happiness Forever
  26. How Can You Leave a Man Like This?

Disc 2

  1. See See Rider
  2. You Better Stop
  3. He's a Real Gone Guy
  4. Story of My Love
  5. You Said
  6. I'm Leavin' You
  7. Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  8. Trying
  9. Half of Your Love
  10. A Little Bird Told Me
  11. Endless Love
  12. All the Time
  13. I Cried a Tear
  14. If You Love Me
  15. You're Teasing Me
  16. Love Me Right
  17. Dix-A-Billy
  18. So High, So Low
  19. I Waited Too Long
  20. Why Baby Why
  21. Humpty Dumpty Heart
  22. It's So Fine
  23. Whipper Snapper
  24. St. Louis Blues

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