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Phil Baker

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 24th, 1896 (Philadelphia), Died 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.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 79 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) speaker, instrumentalist, piano, accordion  
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) speaker, instrumentalist, piano, accordion  
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 instrumentalist, accordion, songwriter  
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 instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
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 instrumentalist, accordion, songwriter  
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 instrumentalist, accordion, songwriter  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 79 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baker, Phil," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.

Baker, Phil. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.

"Baker, Phil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999

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