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The Platinum Collection (International Release) [CD]

LaVern Baker Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 Mar 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000MV91ZC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,319 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Soul On FireLaVern Baker 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tomorrow NightLaVern Baker 3:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Tweedle DeeLaVern Baker 3:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. That's All I NeedLaVern Baker 2:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bop-Ting-A-LingLaVern Baker 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Play It FairLaVern Baker 2:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Jim DandyLaVern Baker 2:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My Happiness ForeverLaVern Baker 2:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Get Up, Get Up [You Sleepy Head]LaVern Baker 2:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. StillLaVern Baker 2:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Can't Love You EnoughLaVern Baker 2:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Jim Dandy Got Married (LP Version)LaVern Baker 2:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Cried A Tear (Single/LP Version)LaVern Baker 2:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Whipper Snapper (LP Version)LaVern Baker 2:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Waited Too Long (LP Version)LaVern Baker 2:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Shake A HandLaVern Baker 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. How Often (LP Version)LaVern Baker with Ben E. King 2:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. You Said (LP Version)LaVern Baker 2:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. SavedLaVern Baker 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. See See Rider (Single/LP Version)LaVern Baker 2:290.79  Buy MP3 

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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Born Delores Williams in Chicago in 1929, LaVern Baker was one of Atlantic's first true superstars. Possessed of the most gloriously fun voice, she was big, bold, sassy and sexy - a sort of Mae West of Rhythm 'n' Blues. Armed with top session players that included King Curtis, floor-filling songs with catchy lyrics and an image that was pure knock-out, her irresistible popularity crossed over from the race music charts into the popular, which along with the wonderful Joe Turner practically put the fledgling Atlantic label on the map.

This 20-track budget-priced 2007 "Platinum Collection" is an exact rerun of Rhino's 1993 compilation "Soul On Fire" minus the detailed booklet, but still with that great re-mastered sound.

The songs stretch from 1953's "Soul On Fire" through to an obscure album track "You Said" from the 1963 LP "See See Rider". Many of the early singles "Tweedlee Dee" (lyrics above), "Bop-Ting-A-Ling" and "My Happiness Forever" feature The Gliders as her backing group (The Cues under another name), "How Often" is a duet with Ben E. King, while "I Waited Too Long" is an early Neil Sedaka song.

As you play this uplifting compilation of both fast and slow rhythm 'n' blues, you understand why her loss in 1997 at only 67 was greeted with such sorrow by the industry and music lovers alike - at least she lived to be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame in 1991.

At a retail price of only four pounds (even cheaper online), "Platinum Collection" is a great way into her magical Atlantic recordings - it's a well of riches people, it really is. If there's a God in Heaven, she's there on a Saturday night at the local blues bar - Pina Colada in hand, hair immaculate, foot tapping - boogieing to LaVern Baker doing "Jim Dandy".
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5.0 out of 5 stars first time listen 30 Oct 2010
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album 24 Feb 2013
By John
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Similare to my previous comments, I am lost for words how good this womens voice is, every track is wonderful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great listen 22 Oct 2013
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catchy tunes. they don't make em like that anymore, will look for more of the same from this great artist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good value for money paid 2 Dec 2012
By H Cooke
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not listened to this yet its a present for my hubby but tracks look good the price was amazing so cheap
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