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LaVern Baker Legend At Her Best! (2-CD Box Set)

Legend At Her Best! (2-CD Box Set)
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  COL 0044
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4 Original LPs on 2 CDs

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

Along with Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker is universally acknowledged as one of the quintessential divas from the early days of Atlantic Records. Her sexy, seductive vocals propelled her onto both the R&B and pop charts, and she scored a #1 R&B hit with "Jim Dandy", which was later covered by Black Oak Arkansas. Four original Atlantic albums are collected together in this collectible wooden boxed set; included among the 50 tracks are her career-defining gems such as "Tweedle-Dee", "Bop-Ting-A-Ling", "I Cried a Tear", "See See Rider", and more.

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Jim Dandy
  • 2.Tra La La
  • 3.I Can't Love You Enough
  • 4.Get Up, Get Up (You Sleepy Head)
  • 5.That's All I Need
  • 6.Bop-Ting-A-Ling
  • 7.Tweedle Dee
  • 8.Still Play It Fair
  • 9.Tomorrow Night
  • 10.That Lucky Old Sun
  • 11.You Set My Soul On Fire
  • 12.My Happiness Forever
  • 13.How Can You Leave A Man Like This?
  • 14.Lots And Lots Of Love
  • 15.Of Course I Do
  • 16.You'll Be Crying
  • 17.Miracles
  • 18.I'm In A Crying Mood
  • 19.Mine All Mine
  • 20.Harbor Lights
  • 21.I'll Never Be Free
  • 22.Romance In The Dark
  • 23.Everybody's Somebody's Fool
  • 24.How Long Will It Be
  • 25.Fool That I Am

Tracks on 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 Half Of Your Love
  • 9.A Little Bird Told Me So
  • 10.Endless Love
  • 11.All The Time
  • 12.I Cried A Tear
  • 13.If You Love Me
  • 14.You're Teasing Me
  • 15.Love Me Right
  • 16.Dix-A-Billy
  • 17.So High, So Low
  • 18.I Waited Too Long
  • 19.Why Baby Why
  • 20.Humpty Dumpty Heart
  • 21.It's So Fine
  • 22.Whipper Snapper
  • 23.St. Louis Blues

Product Description:

4 LPs on 2 CDs: SEE SEE RIDER(1959)/BLUES BALLADS(1959)/LAVERN(1957)/LAVERN BAKER(1957).
Also available on Collectables as 2 separate 2-for-1 CDs.
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. ~ Curtis Zimmermann

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  • UPC: 090431004425
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