Friday, November 30, 2012

Guitar great Mickey Baker passed away

Mickey Baker passed away earlier this week on November 27th at the age of 87.  He was born on October 15, 1925 in Louisville, KY.  He's best remembered for his duo with Sylvia Vanderpool and their big hit "Love Is Strange".  He's also known for his incredible studio work as he can be heard on such songs as "Shake, Rattle & Roll"- Big Joe Turner, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On- "Big Maybelle", "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean"- Ruth Brown, "It's Gonna Work Out Fine"- Ike & Tina Turner and others.

Mickey & Silvia- "Love Is Strange"

Big Joe Turner- "Shake, Rattle & Roll"

Big Maybelle- "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (produced by Quincy Jones in 1955...
2 years before Jerry Lee Lewis)

Ruth Brown- "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean"

Mickey Baker- "Whistle Stop"