Rest in Peace MICKEY BAKER
MacHouston Baker (October 15, 1925 – November 27, 2012),
known as Mickey Baker and Mickey "Guitar" Baker
Mickey Baker, Guitarist, Is Dead at 87
By BRUCE WEBER
Published: November 29, 2012
BOBBY HEBB'S 'I WISH'
PRODUCED BY MICKEY BAKER
RECORDED BY JIMMY CHURCH
Guitarist Mickey Baker Dies; Had Hits In The '50s, Played On Hundreds Of Records
He was 87.
NPR's Tom Cole reminds us that Mickey and Sylvia cracked the Top 20 in 1957 with a rule "Love Is Strange." But he was much more than a one-hit wonder, Tom says. Baker "added instrumental spice to records by The Coasters, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles" and others. He played on hundreds of sessions.
A jazz musician first, Baker also wrote "what for many years was the book for anyone wanting to learn to play jazz guitar," Tom adds.