He was especially well known for his association with The Latin Rascals who did edits on many of Baker's productions through the s, including Hall and Oates and The Rolling Stones. The record combined elements from two Kraftwerk recordings, "Trans Europe Express" and "Numbers," which were interpolated by studio musicians, rather than sampled. From the groundbreaking electro recorded at the same session, he produced Planet Patrol 's "Play at Your Own Risk" single in , another Tommy Boy group that hit big in , establishing a major precursor to freestyle and "urban contemporary" music that was to come.
Also during , he produced the single "Walking on Sunshine" by Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin which hit number one on the U. Dance chart on September 18 that year. Baker launched his first record label Streetwise in the same year. In , Baker contributed his "Breakers' Revenge" to the Beat Street score and movie soundtrack, which he also helped produce.
Following these successes, Baker came to the attention of British alternative dance group New Order , which asked him to produce its songs "Confusion" and "Thieves Like Us" and Baker can be seen prominently in the music video of the former. The inch single "Confusion" was a crossover hit on the U. This also set a precedent for rock-style bands to produce dance records and remixes, which have now become commonplace. Narrowly missing out on signing the Beastie Boys to his Streetwise label, Baker did manage to sign the group New Edition , which had success with its single "Candy Girl.
In the late s and later into the s, Baker worked with soul star Al Green , writing and producing the international hit "The Message is Love" and the anti-handgun song "Leave the Guns at Home".
In the s, following a break from production for some years, Baker moved to London, and established a chain of successful bars—The Elbow Rooms—across the city. In the ad, an animated worm drawn on the pages of a checkbook does the s dance known as the Worm. Viewing All Arthur Baker. Baker , A. Bakers , A. Bakes , A.
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