Sunday, September 28, 2014

Record #0571: See See Rider / The Story of My Love (I Had a Dream) – LaVERN BAKER

Atlantic 45-2167 (original) USA, Nov. 1962
Words & Music bySide A – trad. arranged by Ray Ellis; Side B – A. Nugetre (Ahmet Ertegün)
Musicians: LaVern Baker (lead vocals), Buddy Lucas (tenor sax), Ernie Hayes (organ), Joe
Richardson (guitar), Carl Lynch (guitar), Everett Barksdale (guitar), Paul Griffin
(piano), Russ Saunders (bass), Sticks Evans (drums), an unknown backing vocal group
Recording sessions: Produced by Ahmet Ertegün in New York, NY, Sep. 26, 1962
Highest chart positions:  US #34, US R&B #9

Here's Baker's great take on this blues / R&B classic. What a great voice she had!

Both sides were recorded in Baker's final session for Atlantic Records, and "See See Rider" was her last entry in US Top 40 and US R&B Top 10.

List price:  Very Good+ is $6, Near Mint is $12

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