Vickie Baker grew up in a musical family, traveling and singing
gospel with her father, the late Mr. L.B. Baker Sr. Vickieís mother,
Mrs. Lessie Baker, insisted that she take private music lessons. She
participated in the North Caddo High School Band as baritone section
leader and drum majorette. She continued to pursue a career in
music, receiving a scholarship in music to Mississippi Valley State
University and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education. She
furthered her career at the University of Mississippi and received a
Masters of Music Education degree. She is currently a Band and
Choral Music director at Vicksburg Catholic School in Vicksburg,
Mississippi. Vickie is a member of Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band
Sorority, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
"Don't Gimmie No Lip" (Paula 1997)
1. Don't Gimme No Lip
"Good Loving" (So Fly 2000)
1 Ain't Crying No More
"Love Strike" (So Fly 2003)
1 Love Strike
Vickie Baker "I Could Show You" (FaLife Prod 2007)
*** The last time I heard from Ms. Baker was exactly ten years ago on her Paula-distributed "Don't Gimme No Lip" . In 2007 she still has that sweet Southern Soul voice. "I Could Show You" is mostly that trusty Chitlin' Circuit-style of "Soul/Blues" we all love with one crossover attempt with the Urban Adult Contemporary ("Right Place, Wrong Time"). That concession is actually the least interesting track compared to witty cuts like the title cut. Here Baker reproves a lazy woman not taken care of her man. "He goes to work to provide for you/Cooking and cleaning is the least you can do/You lay on the couch all day long/He orders a pizza when he gets home/Now that you married him you done let yourself go/And you wonder why he don't take you nowhere no more/I ain't trying to run your business/I just want you to see you're gonna run him to a woman like me!/I could show you what to do if I had a good man like you". This fills in the void we've had since Peggy Scott-Adams is taking a break.
Now Sheba Potts-Wright sang about the "big hand man" but Vickie's singing about "Big Feet". How's that for pressure, fellas? "Step right up and let me see your shoes/'Cuz you just might have the size I'd like to use". Now we brothas gotta wear padded shoes. Does Victoria make a "Miracle Shoe"? The gal lets the funk flow on "Tussy Roll", shuffle bumps like Denise (LaSalle) on "Get Me Weak" talks bullshhh or perhaps "the truth" on "Straight Talkin'", ala Millie Jackson, but then gets all soft on the gorgeous slowie "He Say She Say" where she vows "to stand by my man".