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mickey baker




Released: 24th Aug 2018


this selection of rare recordings showcase his shift through styles of R&B, blues, rock, gospel and folk between 1953-1961, evincing indubitable claim as the king of 50s R&B guitar, as well as an inventor of the sound called rock and roll.

The contribution of Mickey Baker to 1950s music puts him next to titans like Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. This tireless, hard-working musician spent half his life in the studio and the other half on tour and left his mark on hundreds, thousands of recordings, among which are hits from artists like Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown or the Coasters. His incendiary riffs and solos were always aggressive, twisted but elegant sounding. The tracks’ sound has been Remastered from original 45's, with Liner notes and sessionography.



  1. Big John Greer And His Combo - Blam
  2. Big Maybelle - Don't Leave Poor Me
  3. McGhee Sextet - Anna MaeBrownie
  4. Marie Knight - The Storm Is Passing Over
  5. Doc Bagby - Honky Tonk In Silk
  6. Stick McGhee - I'm Doing All This Time (And You Put Me Down)
  7. Brother John Sellers - Big Boat Up The River
  8. The Cyclones featuring Eddie Jones - Give Me Love
  9. Mickey And Kitty - St. Louis Blues
  10. Jesse Stone - Night Life
  11. Nappy Brown - A Long Time
  12. Brother John Sellers - Took My Feet Out Of The Miry Clay
  13. Big Maybelle - That's A Pretty Good Love
  14. Mickey And Sylvia - Shake It Up