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George Baker

This article refers to the record singer. For other people with the same name, see George Baker.

George Baker (10 February 1885 – 8 January 1976) was an English singer. He is remembered for singing on thousands of gramophone records in a career that spanned 53 years, beginning in 1909. He is especially associated with the comic baritone roles in recordings of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 10th, 1885 (Birkenhead), Died 1976 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 28719 10-in. between 1912 and 1914 Whisper and I shall hear George Baker ; Carrie Herwin Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 28721 10-in. between 1912 and 1914 It was a lover and his lass George Baker ; Carrie Herwin Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2154ab 10-in. 11/30/1915 Women of Britain George Baker Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2769af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; John Harrison ; Violet Oppenshaw ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2771af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Violet Essex ; John Harrison ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone Ho2773af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; John Harrison Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2779af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; John Harrison Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2782af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2790af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2792af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2798af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2802af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Robert Radford ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2803af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2806af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2807af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Violet Essex ; John Harrison ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2809af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; John Harrison ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2812af 12-in. 8/3/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone HO2814af 12-in. 8/15/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Ernest Pike ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B3922 10-in. 10/11/1932 An animal alphabet George Baker Imitations speaker  
Gramophone 0B4225 10-in. 10/26/1932 You are old, Father William George Baker Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B4289 10-in. 10/27/1932 Noah's ark George Baker Talk, with jazz/dance band speaker  
Gramophone 0B4424 10-in. 10/26/1932 How doth the little crocodile George Baker Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B4426 10-in. 10/26/1932 Speak roughly to your little boy George Baker Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B4427 10-in. 10/26/1932 'Tis the voice of the lobster George Baker Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B6455 10-in. 2/27/1933 There's something about a soldier Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baker, George," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103443.

Baker, George. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103443.

"Baker, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

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