LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker
LaVern Baker 1956.jpg
Baker in 1956
Background information
Birth nameDelores Evans
Also known asDelores Williams
Little Miss Sharecropper
Bea Baker
Born(1929-11-11)November 11, 1929
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedMarch 10, 1997(1997-03-10) (aged 67)
Queens, New York, U.S.
GenresBlues, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1946–1991
LabelsNational, Okeh, Columbia, Atlantic, London, Brunswick
Associated actsJackie Wilson

Delores LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her most successful records were "Tweedle Dee" (1955), "Jim Dandy" (1956), and "I Cried a Tear" (1958).

Early life

Baker was born Delores Evans in Chicago.[1] Some sources refer to her as Delores Williams, the name by which she was known during her early marriage to Eugene Williams.[2][3]

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