Happy Birthday Anita Baker!

Anita Baker
Editor’s Note: I am correcting this entry because I found out that Anita Baker’s birthday is 01/26, contrary to reading that it was 12/20 on several websites. I guess I will not be getting any backstage passes for her concerts. By the way, I have not seen any dates scheduled for the left coast yet but as soon as I do, I will let you know. Now we will return to your regularly scheduled progam.
Now don’t expect me to start wishing every singer birthday greetings. Well, maybe just a few. I was looking on Google to find reviews of Anita Baker’s concerts in Westbury, New York this week. I found a review on Newsday.com entitled Baker Works To Get Her Groove Back which talks about Anita working back into her niche. She turns 45 today and she has matured since Rapture had us caught up in the magic of Anita in 1986. It often amazes me how we want our artists to sound exactly the same and sing the same style of music as they did 20 years ago. I don’t even weigh the same as I did 20 years ago…lol!! I was reading on the Natalie Cole message board where her fans were giving her high praise for her latest release yet they wanted to hear her old stuff from the late 70’s and early 80’s. She has found a comfortable nice in her music at this point and I really don’t expect Natalie to re-recording “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” any time soon.
As for Anita, I am just glad she has returned to sing the music that she loves. No matter what or how she sings, I will have my “Same Ole Love” for her. Happy Birthday Anita!!!
Update: A review of Anita’s recent concert in Chicago from an avid Anita fan:
She was phenomenal. She has more of a range now, she can hit higher notes. Her appearance was great. I got to kiss her on the hand (thrill of my life for the year). She didn’t do anything from the Rhythm of Love CD. If I could I would definitely go again tonight.”

17 Responses to “Happy Birthday Anita Baker!”

  1. Antonio G says:

    Just this morning I jammed to Anita Baker … If she’s reading this “Happy Birthday Mrs. Baker!” [laughs]

  2. gwen says:

    1986???? Daaaaamn, I feel old.

  3. Antonio G says:

    There’s something about that picture — Could it be the right eyebrow?

  4. Yolanda H says:

    I have always loved Anita Baker. To me she is and always be a true DIVA. I just hope and pray that she will come to my city or somewhere very near.

  5. Sandra Smith says:

    I want to say happy belated birthday to Anita. I was also born January 26th. My husband and I are both ministers in Atlanta, Georgia, and we want to record a gospel album featuring Anita. How do we get in touch with her? Where does she live?

  6. Doris Dennis says:

    I have always loved Anita Baker. I am hoping also that she will come to my city real soon!!! I can’t wait. I told my husband I don’t care what the tickets cost we are going!!!

  7. Vicki says:

    I was at the concert in Westbury on Friday night. She was AMAZING. She talked to the crowd all night and was very funny. She sang for a full 2 hours and sounded even better than her CD. I LOVE HER! She is so tiny–she wore a red sequin dress and she looked fabulous. My husband and I are going to see her again in Atlantic City this Saturday!!!!!!

  8. Vicki says:

    Hi everyone. This is Vicki again LOL Well, my husband and I went to AC to see Anita! She wore a black dress this time-the dress was ok-I didnt like it but she still looked great. The Taj was much bigger than Westbury, so it was a bit more “acustic” if you knwo what I mean. Anita was definitely the best still though! She sang the same set she did in NY and she still sounded wonderful. After the 2nd song, people got out of their seats and gave her some roses, etc. She sang a whole song bending down on her knees shaking peoples hands and did not miss a beat. She is so incredible. Even though I enjoyed Westbury a bit more (Since I was spoiled with 5th row seats in a small forum LOL) I still enjoyed her in AC.
    A hint-if you ever go see Anita–she goes off stage and then comes back to sing “Angel” and “Fairytales”. It was sorta funny-=when she went off stage, so many people left and then she came back out! I have some close up pics of her that my husband took while she was shaking everyones hand–of course, he had to be in the mix LOL Is there a way to post them on here?

  9. JACKLIN says:

    YOU GO GAL…. YOU ARE THE BEST AND I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU KEEP YOUR HEAD UP ..HAPPY BE LATE BIRTHDAY““ HOPE TO SEE YOU IN CONCERT SOON“` LIKE THAT NEW LOOK““ GO“` GO
    ONE LOVE
    JACKLIN 🙂

  10. DAVID L CROUCH says:

    ANITA BAKER IS COMING TO SAINT LOUIS IN A FEW MONTHS,AND I AM CONVINCED THAT SHE IS THE BEST MOST INFLUETIAL ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHBAY ANITA!!!!!!!!!(SMILE!)

  11. keith malone says:

    i would just like to say “I’m the all time biggest fan……..{i carried a picture of her from jet magizine when i was in the 6th grade in my wallet…….}and she’s the greatest…..and that simply say’s it all

  12. JOHNELL MANLEY says:

    I ATTENDED MS BAKERS CONCERT LAST YEAR AT THE STAR
    PLAZA. SHE WAS EXCELLENT. I WAS SURPRISED WITH THE NEW LOOK… LONG HAIR, PONY TAIL, A FEW EXTRA
    POUNDS, BUT SHE LOOKED FABULOUS. THOSE VOCAL PIPES DID NOT CHANGE ONE BIT. SHE WAS ELEGANT,
    BEAUTIFUL AND SIMPLY ANITA. HER PERSONALITY WAS
    SO WARM AND CORDIAL. I GAVE HER SOME FLOWERS. SHE
    BLEW ME A KISS AND SHOOK MY HAND (NEVER TO BE WASHED AGAIN…),NOTHING COMPARES TO THIS DIVA.

  13. Benjamin Bassey says:

    Can I have Anita Baker’s e-mail?
    Thanks.

  14. Marcus Garner says:

    I love Ms. Baker, She is one of my favorite artist, I always dreamed about meeting her in person or just sending her an email just to say Hello and receive a response back from her, now that’s Cool! Please come to Alabama soon!!

  15. manny portillo says:

    I am looking for anita baker tickets I live in san antonio tx. HELP

  16. Phillip Frazier says:

    I have been a huge fan of Ms. baker for over 20 yrs.
    and have followed just about everything about her and I am certainly glad to see that she is back and still has her great voice.
    And I’d like to say how much I’ve really admired her, especially how she looks as well as her one of kind voice. And I would like to know how I can keep in touch with Ms. baker through e-mail fan list.
    Love Always
    Phillip Frazier
    Native American Name:
    Kwe Lee Ge

  17. Gaura says:

    Ive heard that song Sweet Love over the years, and loved the music as well as the soulful singing. I only found out yesterday that the artist is Anita Baker. Id like her email so that I may thank her and share spirituality with her, inspired by her powerful voice
    Thank you very much

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