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Mickey Baker (1925–2012)

Singer / songwriter / producer Mickey Baker was born McHouston Baker in Louisville, KY, in 1925. At about 15 years of age he traveled to New York City to break into the music business, and played in both blues and jazz clubs and bands. To make ends meet he gave guitar lessons, and in 1953 a young girl named Sylvia Robinson (born Sylvia Vanderpool) ... See full bio »

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 2015 Please Like Me (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Natural Spring Water (2015) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 2015 Strange Magic (writer: "Love Is Strange", "Love Is Strange (Finale Version)")
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 6: Pitbull Night (2014) ... (writer: "Back in Time")
 2014 M Is for Matchmaker (Short) (lyrics: "Love is Strange") / (music: "Love is Strange")
 2012-2013 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2012 (2013) ... (writer: "Back in Time")
- Back in Time (2012) ... (writer: "Back in Time")
 2012 Men in Black 3 (writer: "Love Is Strange", "Back in Time")
 2009 Funny People (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 2008 Schlaflos in Oldenburg (TV Movie) (writer: "Love is strange")
 2007 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- First Time in New York (2007) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange" )
 2005 Inside Deep Throat (Documentary) (writer: "Love Is Strange" - as Mikey Baker)
 2004 Saving Face (writer: "LOVE IS STRANGE")
 2002 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Detail (2002) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Happy Wanderer (2000) ... (writer: "Love is Strange")
 1999 Dogma (writer: "Love Is Strange" - as M. Black)
 1997 The Locusts (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1995 Casino (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lee Harvey Oswald - October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: Part 1 (1992) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange" - uncredited)
 1990 Mermaids (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1990 24th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rowdy Girls (1989) ... (writer: "Love is Strange")
 1987 Dirty Dancing (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1985 Mischief (performer: "Love Is Strange" - as Mickey) / (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange" - uncredited)
 1973 Badlands (as M. Baker, "LOVE IS STRANGE")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1965) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1962 Nous irons à Deauville (music: "Oh Yeah, ah ah!" - uncredited)
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Book: "Mickey Baker's Complete Course In Jazz Guitar. A Modern Method in How-to-Play Jazz and Hot Guitar, Book 2". New York: Lewis Music Publishing Co. See more »

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Was "Mickey" of Mickey & Sylvia.



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