A. That Lucky Old Sun. Written-By – Beasley Smith, Haven Gillespie. LaVern Baker And The Gliders (3) - Play It Fair, Lucky Old Sun (Shellac, 10").
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That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls around Heaven All Day)" is a 1949 popular song with music by Beasley Smith and words by Haven Gillespie. Like "Ol' Man River", its lyrics contrast the toil and intense hardship of the singer's life with the obliviousness of the natural world. The biggest hit version of the song was by Frankie Laine. This recording was released by Mercury Records as catalog number 5316
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LaVern Baker’s second full-length album compiles her early Atlantic singles, released between 1955 and 1956. Jim Dandy, Tra La La," and Tweedle Dee introduced Baker to the world, and each song has endured as a signature. Even though Ray Charles was Atlantic's figurehead during this era, Baker’s songs equally define the label’s early aesthetic. They combine grit and urgency with a sophisticated musical outlook and a teenage sense of humor. Like Charles, Baker had a presence that lunged from her records. She was in charge and larger than life