March 9, 2017 Records of the Day

lavern-baker-45laverne-bakerOriginally billed as “Little Miss Sharecropper” in the 40s, it was Lavern Baker’s smash hits such as ”Jim Dandy” and “I Cried a Tear” that made her a major rhythm and blues star in the 50s. Her first 45 “Soul on Fire” can now sell for $200.00. In 1990 she was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Her debut album “Lavern Baker,” released by Atlantic Records in 1957, is worth up to $600 today.

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