With this exclusive release we not only welcome one of the greatest female R&B singers of all time to our Collectors Choice Music roster, but also what is quite possibly her greatest album. LaVern Baker was one of the two songstresses (Ruth Brown was the other) who helped make Atlantic Records the powerhouse label it became during the 50s, and the early- 60s release Saved collects a number of classic singles and their flipsides whose diversity and unflagging quality are testament to the incredible talent that she possessed. Start with the title track written by Leiber and Stoller, 'Saved' is perhaps the most unapologetically gospel-sounding track ever to hit the Top 40, and indeed Elvis, who was a big Baker fan, reprised LaVern s potent arrangement on his 'Comeback Special'. And its flipside, 'Don Juan', is another Leiber- Stoller classic, albeit one much more earthy as the title suggests! Then come 16 more classic Atlantic sides (plus 6 bonus tracks!), all of em up to the lofty standard of the title cut.