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Soul On Fire

LaVern Baker

  • Label: Atlantic
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Genres: Blues, Gospel, Jukebox RnB, Jump Blues, Soul, Vocal Jazz
  • Format: 7 inch
  • Catalogue number: 1004

Availability: In stock


Ms Baker’s Hey Memphis is a firm favourite around these parts but while that showed off her uptempo, lusty side, Soul On Fire is a different beast. Recorded in 1953, it was her first cut for Atlantic and burns slow and hard – you can imagine the neckties being loosened, brows being mopped and ice chinking in the glass. The flip sees her in a more high-kicking, growling mood -- accompanied by a stinging guitar part, insistent rhythm section and parping sax solo.

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