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Mickey Baker

Mickey Baker
Born: Oct 15, 1925 in Louisville, KY
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Died: Nov 27, 2012 in Montastruc-la-Conseillère, France
Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B, Blues
Biography: Of all the guitarists who helped transform rhythm & blues into rock & roll, Mickey Baker was one of the very most important, ranking almost on the level of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. The reason he wasn't nearly as well known as those legends is that a great deal of his work wasn't issued under his own ...Read full biography
The Wildest Guitar
Released: 1959
Label: Sepia Tone
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Despite Baker's well-deserved reputation as one of the most influential guitar players of early rock & roll, The Wildest Guitar was one of the few chances he really got to strut his stuff as a solo artist. ...Read full review
Blues, Jazz & Rock Guitar: Legendary Mickey Baker
Released: 1992
Label: Shanachie Records
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Mickey Baker, a veteran studio guitarist best known for the hit "Love Is Strange" that he had as half of Mickey and Sylvia has long been a very versatile player. Tiring of commercial work, in the mid-'70s ...Read full review
More Mickey Baker albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (14)