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Belle Baker

Belle Baker (December 25, 1893 in New York City – April 29, 1957 in Los Angeles, California) was an American singer and actress. Popular throughout the 1910s and 1920s, Baker introduced a number of ragtime and torch songs including Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" and "My Yiddishe Mama". She performed in the Ziegfeld Follies and introduced a number of Irving Berlin's songs. An early adapter to radio, Baker hosted her own radio show during the 1930s. Eddie Cantor called her “Dinah Shore, Patti Page, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland all rolled into one.”

Birth and Death Data: Born December 25th, 1893 (New York City), Died April 28th, 1957 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, composer, vocalist, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28511 10-in. 8/27/1923 I've got the 'Yes, we have no bananas' blues Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28512 10-in. 8/27/1923 Jubilee blues Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28533 10-in. 9/5/1923 Why should I blame it on you? Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28534 10-in. 9/5/1923 I cried for you (Now it's your turn to cry over me) Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28584 10-in. 9/21/1923 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-30338 10-in. 6/30/1924 You can't tell Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-30730 10-in. 8/28/1924 Follow the swallow Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-30731 10-in. 8/28/1924 Hard hearted Hannah (The vamp of Savannah) Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-30732 10-in. 8/28/1924 Sweet little you Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-31981 10-in. 2/19/1925 Those Panama mamas (Are ruining me) Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-31982 10-in. 2/19/1925 My kid Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-33566 12-in. 10/13/1925 Eili, Eili Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, arranger  
Victor CVE-33567 12-in. 10/13/1925 My Yiddishe momme Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-33899 10-in. 11/25/1925 Pretending Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra (takes 1-3); with violin and piano (takes 4-6) vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor [Trial 1911-07-25-01] Not documented 7/25/1911 [Unknown title(s)] Belle Baker vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-16-07] Not documented 12/16/1918 I wish I could sleep till my daddy comes home Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-16-08] Not documented 12/16/1918 Put it on take it off Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-16-09] Not documented 12/16/1918 Just a little sunshine in the Y.M.C.A. Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1920-07-28-04] Not documented 7/28/1920 Wait'll you see Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1920-07-28-05] Not documented 7/28/1920 Jean Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1920-07-28-06] Not documented 7/28/1920 You made me forget how to cry Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-07-06-05] 10-in. 7/6/1923 Louisville Lou Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-07-06-06] 10-in. 7/6/1923 Crying for you Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-07-06-07] 10-in. 7/6/1923 You can't tell what is going on behind your back Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W141161 10-in. 10/20/1925 Pretending Walter Feldkamp ; Arthur Fields ; Alan Moran Piano duet, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baker, Belle," accessed May 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100337.

Baker, Belle. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100337.

"Baker, Belle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100337

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