Lavern Baker – Sings Bessie Smith (1958/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lavern Baker – Sings Bessie Smith (1958/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 42:04 minutes | 470 MB | Genre: Blues, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

The year is 1958, when a reasonably successful R&B singer goes into the studio with an all-star band and puts a dozen songs from the world repertoire of a blues legend on the tape. The old-fashioned style in LaVern Baker’s homage to Bessie Smith might seem a little strange in the midst of the tension of popular R&B numbers and the already started Motown hit machine, but found a lot of love from the audience. And for good reasons! Already the opening piece “Gimme A Pigfoot” lives with its snapping bass lines a dance house atmosphere of the 20s.

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Lavern Baker – Blues Ballads (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lavern Baker – Blues Ballads (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 42:04 minutes | 465 MB | Genre: Soul, Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Delores LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) was an American R&B singer who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her most successful records were “Tweedle Dee” (1955), “Jim Dandy” (1956), and “I Cried a Tear” (1958).

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Lavern Baker – Rock & Roll (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lavern Baker – Rock & Roll (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 51:32 minutes | 326 MB | Genre: Soul, Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © RevOla

A rock and roll diva with an irresistible belt and sultry R&B edge.

Her fiery fusion of blues, jazz and R&B showcased her alluring vocals and set the stage for the rock and roll surge of the Fifties. A versatile vocalist, LaVern Baker 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.

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Lavern Baker – LaVern (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lavern Baker – LaVern (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:05 minutes | 216 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © RevOla

Delores LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997)[1] was an American R&B singer who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her most successful records were “Tweedle Dee” (1955), “Jim Dandy” (1956), and “I Cried a Tear” (1958).

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