Mickey Baker

But Wild + Bossa Nova (670107)

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But Wild + Bossa Nova

Mickey Baker

Hoo Doo Records

8436559467780

HOO 161057

670107

RHYTHM AND BLUES

1

CD 8,26 €

SPECIAL 3-PANEL DIGIPACK

2 original albums on 1 CD

LONG UNAVAILABLE

INCLUDES 6 BONUS TRACKS

One of the best and most versatile American guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s, Mickey Baker played on hundreds of sessions and added instrumental spice to records by Ray Charles, The Coasters, and Ike & Tina Turner, among many others. He is widely respected among R&B devotees for his bluesy chords and attention-grabbing solos. Baker originally aspired to be a jazz musician, but turned to calypso, mambo, and then R&B, where work opportunities were more plentiful.

This release presents two of Baker’s finest LPs under his own name, which were cut in 1962 during his solo heyday in France: the sensational but underrated But Wild, and the equally splendid Bossa Nova. Long unavailable, both albums have been remastered and packaged together in this special collector’s edition, which also includes 6 bonus tracks from the same period.

PERSONNEL:

  • MICKEY BAKER, lead guitar, plus:
  • Pierre Cullaz, Sivuca (g), Michel Gaudry, Pierre Michelot (b), Georges Arvanitas (p & org), Sylvelle Collart (ondes Martenot), Armand Molinetti (d), Silvio Silveira (perc), Michel de Villers (sax), Roger Guérin (tp), Claude Gousset (tb), Maxence Larrieu (fl), among others.

Recorded in Paris, France, 1962.

TRACKS:

  • BUT WILD
  • 01. Zanzie
  • 02. Oh Yeah, Ah, Ah
  • 03. Do It Again
  • 04. Night Blue
  • 05. Fuguetta Blues
  • 06. Do What You Do
  • 07. No Name
  • 08. Baker’s Other Doz en
  • 09. Gone
  • 10. Mister Blue
  • 11. Steam Roller
  • 12. Baby Let’s Dance
  • BOSSA NOVA
  • 13. Desafinado
  • 14. Doralice
  • 15. O Barquinho
  • 16. Parisian Holiday
  • 17. Viens Danser La Bossa Nova (Ting Toung)
  • 18. Eso Beso
  • 19. Chega De Saudad e
  • 20. Saudad e De Bahia
  • 21. Recado
  • 22. Meditaçao
  • 23. Samba Deuma Nota Só
  • 24. Brasilian Lov e Song
  • BONUS TRACKS
  • 25. Shake Walkin’
  • 26. Greasy Spoon
  • 27. Bandstand Stomp
  • 28. Rock with a Sock
  • 29. Spinnin’ Rock Boogie
  • 30. Esperanza