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Arthur Baker

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Powder In The Nose James Hurr, Arthur Baker 02:31
Breaker's Revenge Arthur Baker 04:51
Opera House Jack E Makossa, Arthur Baker 03:58
Powder In The Nose James Hurr, Arthur Baker 05:12
Makossa Arthur Baker, LAZARO CASANOVA 07:40
Angel of Hell Arthur Baker, Alan Vega 07:34
Turn Me Loose Criminal Element Orchestra, Arthur Baker, Will Downing 07:35
Constellations PowerDress, Arthur Baker, Jon Pearn 02:54
Reachin' Arthur Baker, Minnie Gardner 07:14
Put The Needle To The Drum Criminal Element Orchestra, Arthur Baker 05:21

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Although he began his career as a producer/DJ in the early 1980s creating remixes on analogue tapes it wasn't long before Arthur Baker moved into the higher echelons of the music business producing and collaborating with top US artists including Hall and Oates, Diana Ross and Jennifer Holliday. Meanwhile on the other side of the Atlantic he worked with UK acts such as New Order and The Pet Shop Boys. In the late 1980s some aspects of his work took on a campaigning nature and he produced an anti-gun song titled Leave The Guns At Home sung by Motown legend Al Green. Working with Steve Van Zandt, Baker helped organise and produce the anti-apartheid anthem Sun City and his significant contribution to this project earned him special recognition by the United Nations. In 1989 he released the album Merge under the name Arthur Baker and the Backbeat Disciples, it was followed up by Give In To The Rhythm in 1991. Both albums enjoyed only limited commercial success and after a brief spell working on film scores Baker took a break from the music industry relocating to London in 1992 to start a completely different career and opened a successful series of bars called The Elbow Rooms. Although no longer actively involved in producing he continues to work sporadically on projects mainly for the advertising industry and still makes appearances as a DJ.