LaVern Baker

(Delores Williams)
Born: 11/11/1929
Birthplace: Chicago

A gutsy vocalist capable of blending blues and jazz styles, she contributed to the rise of rock and roll. During her time with Atlantic Records (1953?62), she recorded half a dozen singles that rose to high positions on the pop and R&B charts, including ?Tweedle Dee?, ?Jim Dandy?, and ?I Cried a Tear?.

Died: 3/10/1997
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