Baker, Sam 2002-02-14

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This interview features Sam Baker as he discusses his career as a musician. In this interview, Baker describes how he got into piano, and some of the different places he played piano at.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sam Baker

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Date: February 14, 2002

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Leslie Dutton

Length: 01:04:59


Young Life, Born in Taylor County, Raised on a farm, Started playing professionally when he was 14, Knows Jean Henley, Mother played piano, Taught himself to play piano, station programmed programs, Was good at the piano, Went two years to Hardin Simmons College, Worked at the country club, Professors taught him technique to play, Waited too long to learn classical, Couldn’t read music, In several bombings, Was in the South Pacific, Was in the marine core from October 1942- November 1942, Played at the petroleum club, Played with lots of friends

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