Label: Festival Mushroom Records - 334692 • Format: 2x, CD Mixed, Compilation • Country: Australia • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop • Style: House, Breaks, Electro, Hip Hop, Disco
Born in Boston, Massachusetts Baker began working as a club DJ in Boston Speedin Back To My Baby - Kiss, Ace Frehley - Ace Frehley the earlys, where he was known for playing crowd-pleasing soul and Philly soul.
Nonetheless, he had little patience for DJing, saying in an interview: "[If] I didn't get a good reaction on a record, I'd just rip it off, break it up and throw it on the dancefloor. Baker's production career started off with a few disco recording sessions in Boston.
Legendary The Anthem - Arthur Baker - Perfecto Presents. Breakin remixer Tom Moultonwho was signed to Casablanca at the time, was required to release an album of his own as part of the deal for working for the label. Tom's brother Jerry came across the sessions written and recorded by Baker, Tony Carbone, and Larry Wedgeworth and bought them in a deal from Baker. Moulton then remixed the tracks and released them as his album "T. Well, when I was in Boston, I went into a recording studio Intermedia Studios I took an engineering course there I went to my family and I borrowed like a thousand dollars, from my grandmother, my father, just about anyone.
Got money from them and I decided to make an album. It was like doing a full album with strings on every track. I mean it was crazy, and I probably spent like 15 grand. And then Tom Moulton's brother heard it and said " Oh we love the songs, we'll buy it from you but we're going to re-record everything.
Listen up for this one! So, basically he said: "Here's the money, you'll get publishing. He'd used everything I'd done, and he sort of remixed it or mixed it. So, I got a bit screwed on that one.
His first successful single was "Happy Days," which he released under the name North End on Emergency Records in In the early s, prior to digital recording equipment that would emerge a decade later, Baker and his contemporaries created remixes on analogue tape. He worked closely with the Latin Rascalswhich were influenced by the earlier work of Tom MoultonJohn Morales of Morales and Munzibaiand Walter Gibbonsthe creator of the first commercially available twelve-inch single, a remix of Double Exposure's "Ten Percent.
Baker went on to work for hip-hop label The Anthem - Arthur Baker - Perfecto Presents. Breakin Boy Recordswhere he produced Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Ya Llego La Sanjuanada - Labordeta* - Tiempo De Espera / Cantes De La Tierra Adentro 's " Planet Rock " single, which was a hit in the summer of Also duringhe produced the single "Walking on Sunshine" by Rocker's Revenge featuring Donny Calvin which hit number one on the U.
Dance chart on September 18 that year. Also duringBaker produced the track "I. InBaker contributed his "Breakers' Revenge" to the Beat Street score and movie soundtrackwhich he also helped produce. Inhe produced three songs on Jennifer Holliday 's album Say You Love Methe biggest hit being "No Frills Love", a song he co-wrote, co-produced, arranged and remixed.
Following these successes, Baker came to the attention of Manchester alternative dance group New Orderwho co-wrote " Confusion " and " The Anthem - Arthur Baker - Perfecto Presents. Breakin Like Us " with him and Baker can be seen prominently in the music video of the former. The inch single "Confusion" was a crossover hit on the U. Narrowly missing out on signing the Beastie Boys to his Streetwise Records label, Baker did manage to sign the group New Editionwhich had Roy Gaines - Dont Deceive Me with its single " Candy Girl.
He was later honored by the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid for "high valuable contribution to the international campaign for the elimination of apartheid and the establishment of a non-racial and democratic society in South Africa " [ citation needed ]. In the late s and later into the s, Baker worked with soul star Al Greenwriting and producing the international hit The Anthem - Arthur Baker - Perfecto Presents.
Breakin Message is Love" and the anti-handgun song "Leave the Guns at Home". In the s, following a break from production for some years, Baker moved to Londonand established a chain of successful bars—The Elbow Rooms—across the city. In the ad, an animated worm drawn on the pages of a checkbook does the s dance known as the Worm. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.
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