LaVern Baker - Jim Dandy - 4:22:21, 6.26 PM

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I’m taking you back to the old blues. LaVern Baker was an R&B 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). Now lets talk about Jim Dandy sometimes known as (Jim Dandy to the Rescue) It’s a song written by Lincoln Chase, and was first recorded by LaVern Baker in 1956. It reached the top of the R&B chart and #17 on the pop charts in the United States. It was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and was ranked #352 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.The song is about a man name (Jim Dandy) who rescues women from improbable or impossible predicaments. It proved popular enough that Chase wrote a second song for Baker entitled "Jim Dandy Got Married.”And you know what Jim Dandy means. It means a fine, outstanding, excellent person. I must say LaVern Baker was a beautiful, outstanding, and excellent singer on the label of Atlantic Records. Baker was born Delores Evans in Chicago.You have been listening to podcast and blues. I’m your host Gail Nobles podcasting off for now.

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