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1. Sam Baker was a black Southern Soul artist born 1941 in Jackson, MS, who began his career singing secular music rather than in gospel like most other of his kind at the time. However, he was influenced by gospel as well as blues performers, and performed with the likes of Jimmy Reed, Clyde McPhatter, and others early in his career. He went on to become one of the memorable artists on the legendary Sound Stage 7 label, releasing more sides for the label than any other artist except Joe Simon. The Soulscape reissue label recently re-released this SS7 material on CD. The streamable tracks on this page are a few of his cuts. Sam was also known as Lord Sam Baker when John R and Hoss Allen and others would play his records on WLAC deep in the heart of Dixie, Nashville, TN.

2.: Sam Baker is a country singer-songwriter out of Austin, Texas. Here’s a man who can’t really sing, but mostly just speaks. Who’s deaf on one side, partially deaf on the other. And who can’t use all his fingers while playing guitar anymore. And yet Sam Baker manages to make what has got to be one of the finest Americana albums in recent years. He believes in storytelling and that everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dream.


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  • Konijn22

    Sam Baker, the soul man got me here!

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ErikY72

    Sam Baker, The Cormac McCarthy of music. (2)

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ErikY72

    New album Say Grace out, check "Different, but the same."

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Akayz7

    very cool

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • emiliopantscat

    Sam is playing in Brighton at The Basement on Thursday 18 October. Good news, I've got two tickets, difficult news, I'll be on holiday. Anyone want the tickets? Listening to Sam on the radio is good, seeing him live is superb. Get in touch

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • thedudesabide

    Sam Baker, The Cormac McCarthy of music.

    7 May 2012 Reply
  • brudenell

    SAM BAKER ----> Sunday September 12th, 2010 ----> The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK ----> Tickets £12 Advance/£14 Door ----> Available now from Wegottickets / Seetickets / Jumbo Records / Crash Records ---->

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • foreveragain

    Sam Baker the soul artist would blow this tone deaf poet guy away.

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • Bose-Man

    yeah !

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • cannibalisms

    Just wow.

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • marianczybulski

    great guy, great voice. listen to the bob harris show on bbc 2 from saturday the 14th of november 2009. sam tells the whole story of the terrorist attack he survived in peru 1986 and plays some of his music.

    17 Nov 2009 Reply
  • cosmicamerican

    The new album "Cotton" is sensational! Come along and see Sam in the best room in the country!

    11 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Heus

    New Album!!!!! Cotton!!

    8 Aug 2009 Reply
  • brudenell

    Sam Baker to play LEEDS, UK! Wenesday 30th April 2008. at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. With support from Edwina Hayes. Tickets are £11 advance (STBF) available now from Jumbo Records, Leeds. Doors 7:30pm please note all proceeds to charity!

    24 Apr 2008 Reply
  • stefi83

    pretty world is beautiful, I've never thought it'll be somethig better than mercy

    20 Mar 2008 Reply
  • melanthaamar

    I saw Sam Baker at the Woody Guthrie festival a couple of years ago. He's too AMAZING for words!! I didn't know about the new exciting!!

    18 Feb 2008 Reply
  • cccom

    Pretty world is the best album of 2007!! Broken fingers trills me every time i hear the song. I can't wait to see Sam Baker performing on Blue Highways, Utrecht april 2008

    15 Jan 2008 Reply
  • peppequintale

    pretty world è il più bel disco del 2007

    10 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Heus

    vote for picture, some say he looks like Micheal Bolton, for godsake!

    6 Dec 2007 Reply
  • tweedyfarrar

    Pretty World- best record of 2007 easily

    17 Nov 2007 Reply
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