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Collection Number: 70139

Collection Title: Cary Baker Collection, 1970s-1990s

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)
Abstract Contains the files of Cary Baker, a white music publicist and a specialist in American roots music based in Los Angeles, Calif. Materials consist primarily of photographs, press kits, and other promotional materials from the 1970s through the 1990s. Baker spent 42 years in the music industry as a public relations specialist, journalist, and reissue record producer, and founded the music publicity company Conqueroo.
Creator Baker, Cary
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cary Baker Collection #70139, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Cary Baker in September 2022 (Acc. 20220930.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: Shaw Lentz and Dawne Howard Lucas, December 2022

Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, December 2022

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Cary Baker is a white music publicist and a specialist in American roots music based in Los Angeles, Calif. Baker spent 42 years in the music industry as a public relations specialist, journalist, and reissue record producer, and founded the music publicity company Conqueroo. In 2006, Baker was Blues Publicist of the Year at the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Awards.

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Contains the files of music publicist Cary Baker, primarily photographs, press kits, and other promotional materials from the 1970s through the 1990s.

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Contents list

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About 400 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

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Abshire, Nathan


Allison, Luther

Allman Brothers Band (Dickey Betts & Gregg Allman)

Amazing Rhythm Aces, The

Anderson, John

Anderson, Laurie

Antone, Clifford


Art Ensemble of Chicago

Askew, Jackie


Autry, Gene (and Champ)

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B-52's, The

Bad Brains

Bailey, Ray

Ball, Marcia 

Band, The

Bandy, Moe and Stampley, Joe

Bell, Carey

Bellamy Brothers

Below, Freddy 

Benson, George

Berry, Chuck

Black Crowes, The

Bland, Bobby

Blasters, The

Blues Heaven Foundation, The

Bocephus King

Branding Iron, The

Brooks, Garth

Brooks, Lonnie

Brown, Greg

Brown, James

Bruce, Ed

Buckner, Richard

Buckwheat Zydeco

Buffett, Jimmy

Burnett, T-Bone

Burrito Brothers

Butler, George "Wild Child"

Butterfield, Paul

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Canned Heat

Captain Beefheart (& The Magic Band) 

Carlysle, Ken & the (Cadillac) Cowboys

Carter, Carlene

Cash, Rosanne

Chandler, Gene

Chapman, Marshall

Chavis, Boozoo

Chenier, Clifton

Chess Records 50th Anniversary Collection

Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Rogers

Chicago Slim

Clark, Guy

Clarke, Tony

Cliff, Jimmy

Climax Blues Band

Clower, Jerry

Cockburn, Bruce

Cohen, Leonard

Cole, Nat King

Collins, Albert

Collins, Bootsy 

Collins, Judy

Colter, Jessi

Cooder, Ry

Corea, Chick (and Gary Burton)

Cramps, The

Creach, Papa John

Cropper, Steve

Crowell, Rodney

Crudup, Arthur "Big Boy"


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Daly, Joel

The Charlie Daniels Band

Davies, Gail

dB's, The

Davis, Blind John

Dawkins, Jimmy

DeJohnette, Jack

Dells, The

Derailers, The

Diddley, Bo

DiMucci, Dion (Dion)

Dixon, Willie

Donaldson, Lou

Dorsey, Court

Douglas, Carol

Downchild Blues Band

Drivin' N' Cryin'

Dunbar, Sly

Dylan, Bob


Earle, Steve

Eastwood, Clint

Escovedo, Alejandro


Estes, Sleepy John

Evans, Margie

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Fetchin Bones

Foley, Sue

Forbert, Steve

Ford, Robben

Forsyth, Guy

Frith, Fred

Frizzell, David


Fulson, Lowell

Gayle, Crystal

Gilley, Mickey

Glass, Philip

Graham, Jerry

Greenwood, Lee

Grisman, David

Guthrie, Arlo

Guy, Buddy

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Hancock, Herbie 

Harris, Emmylou 

Hawkins, Ted 

Hayes, Isaac 

Hiatt, John 

Hill, Andrew 

Hooker, John Lee 

Howlin' Wolf 

Hutto, J.B. 

Ian, Janis 

Jackson, Lee 

James, Steve 

Jenkins, Johnny 

Jennings, Waylon 

Johnson, Willie 

Jones, George 

Jones, Paul 

Jones, Rickie Lee 

Jordan, Stanley 

Judd, Cledus T. 

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Keen, Robert Earl 

King, B.B. 

King, Evelyn 

Kottke, Leo 

LaBeef, Sleepy 

Landreth, Sonny 

Lanois, Daniel 

Lawhorn, Sam and Jimmy Rogers (Blue Flame?) 

Leake, Lafayette 

Lee, Johnny 

Lenoir (Lenore), J.B. 

Let's Active 

Lewis, Jerry Lee 

Lightfoot, Gordon 

Lindley, David 

Lindsey, George 

Little Feat 

Little Milton 

Little Walter 

Littlejohn, Johnny and Jimmy Rogers 

Los Lobos 

Love Tractor 

Lynne, Shelby 

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Magic Sam 

Mahal, Taj 

Margolin, Stuart 

Markham, Pigmeat 

Marley, Bob (and the Wailers) 

Marshall Tucker Band, The 

Martin, Steve 

Martin, Bogan & Armstrong 

Mayall, John (and the Bluesbreakers) 

McClinton, Delbert 

McDuff, Jack 

McEntire, Reba 

McKee, Maria 

McLean, Don 

McShann, Jay 

Meaux, Huey P. 

Mercer, Johnny 

Metheny, Pat 

Mighty Diamonds, The 

Mitchell, Joni 

Mitchell, Willie 

Moffatt, Katy 

Morgan Brothers, The 

Morrison, Van 

Musselwhite, Charlie 

Nelson, Rick 

Neuwirth, Bob 

New Grass Revival 

Newman, Randy 

Newton-John, Olivia 


Nyro, Laura 

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Oak Ridge Boys, The 

O’Connell, Mike & Williams, Dave 

O’Hara, Kathy 

Old and New Dreams

Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman, Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell



Parton, Dolly 


Payne, Odie 

Pearl Handle Band 

Perkins, Carl 

Peter, Paul & Mary 

Peterson, Lucky 

Petrucciani, Michael 

Phantom Prairie Dusters 

Phelps, Kelly Joe 

Pierson, Steve (and Blues Head) 

Plimsouls, The 

Presley, Elvis 

Prine, John 

Pruitt, Grover 

Pryor, Snooky 

Pure Prairie League 

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Rabbitt, Eddie 

Rachell, Yank 

Raitt, Bonnie 

Rand, Larry 

Ravenna & the Magnetics 

Redbone, Leon 


Rhaburn Combo 

Rice, Sir Mack 

Rich, Charlie 

Rigby, Amy 

Ritter, Tex 

Roadie (Soundtrack shots) 

Robinson, L.C. 

Roches, The 

Rolling Stones 

Ronstadt, Linda 

Roomful of Blues 

Ross, Jay B. 

Russell, Leon 

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Seals, Son 

Shakespeare, Robbie 

Shaver (Billy Joe & Eddy) 

Shelby, James 

Simon, Carly 

Simon, Paul 

Smith, Lonnie Liston 

Soy Cowboy 

Staples, The 

Steel Pulse 

Steeleye Span 

Strachwitz, Chris 

Strait, George 

Swamp Dogg 

Sykes, Roosevelt 

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Taylor, Hound Dog 

Taylor, Koko 

Taylor, Livingston 

Tedeschi, Susan 

Thomas, Irma 

Thompson, Dave 

Thompson, Hank 

Thompson, Richard 

Thornton, Big Mama 

Tillis, Mel 

Tillis, Pam 

Tompall & the Glaser Brothers 

Tosh, Peter 

Toussaint, Alan (with Little Feat) 

Turrentine, Stanley 

Tyner, McCoy 

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Wainwright III, Loudon 

Waits, Tom 

Walker, Jerry Jeff 

Walser, Don 

Waters, Muddy 

Welch, (Monster) Mike 

White, Miss Lavelle 

Whitman, Slim 

Will The Circle Be Unbroken (John McEuen and Earl Scruggs) 

Williams, Big Joe 

Williams, Don 

Williams, Jr., Hank 

Williamson, Sonny Boy 

Willis, Kelly 

Winchester, Jesse 

Winter, Edgar 

Winter, Johnny 

Womack, Bobby 

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Young, Jesse Colin 

Young, (Mighty) Joe 

Young, Neil 

ZZ Top 

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