Josephine Baker

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  • The Al Stewart song "Josephine Baker" is written from the perspective fans have come to expect from the founder of historical folk rock, but this earlier Georg Kajanus composition is closer in spirit to the woman and the times. The B Side of the unusual debut single "Traffic Jam", it was released while Baker was still alive - she died the following year. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England

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