Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 1 (Ashley Publications)

Mickey Baker, one half of the hit-making duo Mickey and Sylvia in the late '50s and an influential guitarist whose work can be heard on hundreds of records, has died at his home near Toulouse, France. He was 87. NPR's Tom Cole reminds us that Mickey and Sylvia cracked the Top 20 in 1957 with a rule "Love Is Strange." But he was much more than a one-hit wonder, Tom says. Baker "added instrumental spice to records by The Coasters, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles" and others.

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The original Mickey and Sylvia version of #loveisstrange, most famously featured in Dirty Dancing and Terrence Malick's Badlands

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