Baker’s biggest hit, ‘Love Is Strange,’ had a major revival three decades later when it was lip-synched by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the famous seduction scene in the film ‘Dirty Dancing.’

  • ‘50s singing star Mickey ‘Guitar’ Baker, featured in ‘Dirty Dancing,’ is dead at 87
    Mickey "Guitar" Baker, one of the great session men of early rock 'n' roll and the famous male voice on the classic "Love Is Strange," died Nov. 27 in Toulouse, France. He was 87. Baker became a major star in the 1950s, particularly after he and Sylvia ...
    11/28/2012 - 10:26 pm | View Link
  • In the ’50s: Hit, Git, and Split – Mickey Baker
    It’s a good thing you decided to stop by because Mickey Baker is a guy you need to know ... 50s that is this album’s greatest strength. Mixed with Baker’s red, hot, and dirty guitar is an army of blues singers. Square Walton laments ...
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  • In the '50s: Hit, Git & Split by Mickey Baker ...
    In the '50s: Hit, Git & Split Few rock & roll or R&B guitarists of the '50s and '60s have a more consistently frantic body of work than the great Mickey Baker, though his name isn't nearly as well-known as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, or Ike Turner.
    05/19/2018 - 10:30 am | View Website
  • TheHoundBlog: Mickey "Guitar" Baker
    Mickey "Guitar" Baker If you asked me, and I know you didn't, but if you did, I'd say Mickey "Guitar" Baker is the greatest guitarist in rock'n'roll history. Bob Quine agreed with me. If you listen to all the tunes that accompany this bloogage you too may agree with me. In an attempt to ward off the tendency for this blog to become a mere death watch, Mickey Baker is still alive and will stay ...
    05/18/2018 - 9:34 am | View Website
  • Bluebeat Music : Baker Mickey- Return Of The Wildest ...
    Bluebeat Music : Baker Mickey- Return Of The Wildest Guitar [Jasmine979] - This selection of Mickey Baker's solo recordings along with a handful of his prominent sessio...
    05/17/2018 - 2:55 am | View Website
    Mickey Baker is awesome and now in my top guitar player pantheon. Now I'm going to have to track down his Jazz instructional books. Now I'm going to have to track down his Jazz instructional books. Read more
    05/16/2018 - 8:39 am | View Website
  • Mickey Baker – Wikipedia
    Mickey Baker vuonna 1982 Mickey Baker (15. lokakuuta 1925 – 27. marraskuuta 2012) oli yhdysvaltalainen kitaristi. Hän loi pitkän ja monipuolisen uran; hän kuului muun muassa duoon Mickey & Sylvia, joka levytti vuonna 1957 hitin ”Love Is Strange”. Baker sai mainetta myös kitarapedagogina. Hän kuului vuonna 2003
    05/10/2018 - 8:28 pm | View Website
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