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Lavern Baker – Rock & Roll

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┬áDolores Lavern Baker, responsible for a couple of dozen hits both on the R&B and Pop Charts of the late 50’s, proved capable of melding blues, jazz and R&B styles in a way that made possible the emergence of a new idiom: rock and roll.

She was also the first black artist to file a legal grievance against a white artist when she sued competing label Mercury recording artist Georgia Gibbs for covering one of her hits.


Although she lost that battle, it set an important precedent! She was also one of the first R&B acts to bring rock and roll to the Ed Sullivan Show, opening the genre to a much wider audience.


Lavern Baker is still considered one of the most remarkable female vocalists of her era, creating a sultry yet hard image that inspires female R&B singers to this day.

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Artist

Lavern Baker

Catno

RUM-2011028

Year

2012

Country

EU

Product Type

New Vinyl / Reissues

Format

12 INCH

Media Condition

NEW

Sleeve Condition

NEW