Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mickey Baker R&B Guitar Legend passes at 87

One of the greatest session guitar players of ALL-TIME, Mickey Baker, died yesterday in France at age 87.  He will always be remembered as the Mickey in Mickey & Silvia, but you rock n’ rollers know how deep his guitar sound goes…deep into records by The Drifters, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner and even Coleman Hawkins.  Mickey’s dream early on was to be a jazz guitarist.  He went a whole lot further as one of R&B and early Rock n’ Roll’s go-to guitar gods. 

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