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King Ernest Baker
Birth: May 30, 1939
Natchez
Adams County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2000, USA

Blues Vocalist. He was inspired to sing blues by watching Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf performances in Chicago clubs where he got his first professional gig playing with Byther Smith. He established a reputation in the club scene in the early 1960s as Good Rockin' Ernie. He took his blues styling talent to New York City where he was given the nickname "king" for his wild dancing antics. His first recorded single, "I Feel Alright," enjoyed mild success prior to his returning to Chicago where he recorded several more singles. It was only after he signed with music promoter Randy Chortkoff and moved to Los Angeles that he enjoyed a international following offering his debut album King of Hearts. Guitarist Jimmy Rip accompanies him on the track "Better Days," a song co-written by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. 'Blues Got Soul' would be his last recording before he was killed in an automobile accident. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed) 
 
Burial:
Vidalia Cemetery
Vidalia
Concordia Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jun 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14622961
King Ernest Baker
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
 
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