Song of the Day: LaVern Baker – Voodoo Voodoo
Voodoo Voodoo was the B -side of Lavern Baker’s 1961 release of ‘Hey Memphis’ for Atlantic recods. This song really has the power to let people dance and fifty five years later is still works! The secret of this song is in the tight rhythm and the strong vocals. It is a musical hurricane that forces everyone to join. In ‘Voodoo Voodoo’ Rhythm ‘nd’ Blues Queen Lavern Baker shows she got what it takes.
Blues singer from the Chicago Southside
Born November 28 in 1929 on the Chicago South Side Lavern Baker earned her education in her Baptist Church Choir. At age 17 she landed a residency at the famous Chicago Blues Club De Lisa under the stagename “Little Miss Sharecropper”.
Recording for Okeh, National and King Records
Before Lavern Baker scored her major hits for Atlantic Records she recorded for several labels including OKEH records: “I Want A Lavender Cadillac”. National Records: “I Want To Rock” and King Records.
LaVern Baker: Hey Memphis
Photo Credit: By Atlantic Records (Billboar page 33) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons