Thursday, December 17, 2009
LaVern BAKER - Saved 1961
She was born Delores LaVern Baker in ChicagoChicagoChicago is the largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and with more than 2.8 million people, the 3rd largest city in the United States.
She is occasionally referred to as Delores Williams because of an early marriage to Eugene Williams; in the late 1940s he was identified in RCA Victor record company files as "D. L. McMurley." She was the niece of blues singer Merline JohnsonMerline JohnsonMerline Johnson was an African American blues singer in the 1930s and 1940s, billed as The Yas Yas Girl.Little is known of her life, but she is thought to have been born in Mississippi. She was the aunt of rhythm and blues singer LaVern Baker. She first recorded in Chicago in 1937, on songs...
and was also related to Memphis MinnieMemphis MinnieMemphis Minnie was an American blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. She was the only female blues artist who matched her male contemporaries as both a singer and an instrumentalist.
She began singing in Chicago clubs such as the The Club DeLisa, also written Delisa or De Lisa, at State Street and Garfield Avenue, on the South Side, was an important nightclub and music venue in Chicago.
Around 1946, often billed as Little Miss Sharecropper, and first recorded under that name in 1949.
A2. For Love of You
A4. That's When My Time Will Come
A5. Shadows of Love
A6. Must I Cry Again
B1. Bumble Bee
B2. Shake a Hand
B3. Don Juan
B4. Wheels of Fortune
B5. Senor Big and Fine