Phil Baker (August 26, 1896 – November 30, 1963) was an American comedian and emcee on radio. Baker was also a vaudeville actor, composer, songwriter, accordionist and author.
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Birth and Death Data: Born August 24, 1896 (Philadelphia), Died November 30, 1963 (Copenhagen)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1944
Roles Represented in DAHR: accordion, songwriter, composer, speaker, vocalist, piano, lyricist, author, leader
Notes: Sometimes billed as Phil Baker and his Accordion.
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 82 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-22071||10-in.||7/26/1918||Good-bye Alexander||Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie||Violin and accordion duet||instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||B-22072||10-in.||7/26/1918||Waters of Venice||Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie||Violin and accordion duet||instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||B-28872||10-in.||11/4/1923||Black sheep blues||Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-32128||10-in.||4/4/1925||Look at those eyes||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-34638||10-in.||2/19/1926||Pretty little baby||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-34641||10-in.||2/23/1926||Pretty little baby||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-38805||10-in.||5/13/1927||Love and kisses (From baby to you)||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-39117||10-in.||8/25/1927||At the theatre||Phil Baker ; Sid Silvers||Comic dialogue, with accordion (takes 3 and 4); with piano (takes 1 and 2)||instrumentalist, accordion, piano, speaker|
|Victor||BVE-39118||10-in.||8/25/1927||At the theatre||Phil Baker ; Sid Silvers||Comic dialogue, with accordion (takes 3 and 4); with piano (take 1)||instrumentalist, accordion, piano, speaker|
|Victor||BVE-41107||10-in.||11/25/1927||Did you mean it?||Virginians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-41186||10-in.||12/19/1927||Did you mean it||Grace Hayes||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-41345||10-in.||12/8/1927||Did you mean it?||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with violin, piano, and accordion||songwriter, instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BVE-41346||10-in.||12/8/1927||The man I love||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano||instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BVE-47576||10-in.||10/1/1928||You're gone||Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-51612||10-in.||4/8/1929||My melody man||Phil Baker ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with violin and accordion||vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BVE-58680||10-in.||2/27/1930||Humming a song of love||Phil Baker ; J. H. Muldowney||Accordion solo, with male vocal solo and humming||songwriter, instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BVE-58681||10-in.||2/27/1930||Like a dream||Phil Baker||Accordion solo, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BVE-58682||10-in.||2/27/1930||Without your love||Phil Baker||Accordion solo, with male vocal solo||songwriter, instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BVE-58683||10-in.||2/27/1930||Happy days are here again||Phil Baker ; J. H. Muldowney||Accordion solo, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, accordion|
|Victor||BSHQ-73120||10-in.||7/25/1932||Strange interlude||Gordon Graham ; Ruby Newman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||MS-75009||16-in.||1/30/1933||Phil Baker audition||Phil Baker||Radio program audition : Comedy||speaker|
|Victor||MS-75010||16-in.||1/30/1933||Phil Baker audition||Phil Baker||Radio program audition : Comedy||speaker|
|Victor||MS-75035||16-in.||2/3/1933||The auctioneer||Phil Baker||Radio program audition||speaker|
|Victor||MS-75036||16-in.||2/3/1933||The auctioneer||Phil Baker||Radio program audition||speaker|
|Victor||MS-75037||16-in.||2/3/1933||The auctioneer||Phil Baker||Radio program audition||speaker|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baker, Phil," accessed June 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.
Baker, Phil. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.
"Baker, Phil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 June 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Phil Baker (comedian)
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Baker, Phil, 1896-1963 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95008477
Wikidata: Phil Baker (comedian) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q4353505
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