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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

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  
Victor BS-017060 10-in. 11/17/1937 My heaven on earth Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-06-07-03] Not documented 6/7/1918 I made up my mind to marry Carolina Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie Violin and accordion duet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor [Trial 1918-06-07-04] Not documented 6/7/1918 Waters of Venice Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie Violin and accordion duet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor [Trial 1918-06-26-01] Not documented 6/26/1918 I made up my mind to marry Carolina Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie Violin and accordion duet instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia 80792 10-in. 1/15/1923 My buddy Phil Baker ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with accordion instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia 81182 10-in. 8/31/1923 The black sheep blues Frost's Bostonians Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81224 10-in. 9/20/1923 The black sheep blues Jimmy Carr's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81312 10-in. 10/18/1923 The black sheep blues Midway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141237 10-in. 11/4/1925 Ann and her little sedan Phil Baker Male vocal solo, with piano accordion and spoken introduction vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion, speaker  
Columbia W141238 10-in. 11/4/1925 Big butter and egg man Phil Baker Male vocal solo, with piano accordion and spoken introduction vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion, author, speaker  
Columbia W141361 10-in. 12/8/1925 Pretty little baby Carleton Terrace Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141390 10-in. 12/14/1925 Pretty little baby Ed Smalle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W141436 10-in. 12/28/1925 Pretty little baby Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W144332 10-in. 6/15/1927 Love and kisses Paul Ash Orchestra ; Paul Small ; Milton Watson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Columbia W144770 10-in. 10/27/1927 Did you mean it? Frank Harris ; Hollywood Orchestra ; Vincent Rose ; Jackie Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144846 10-in. 10/10/1927 Did you mean it? Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet songwriter  
Columbia W144890 10-in. 10/21/1927 Did you mean it? Astorites Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W145603 10-in. 2/3/1928 Did you mean it? Marsh McCurdy Pipe organ solo, with vibraphone and xylophone songwriter  
Columbia W152253 10-in. 8/11/1932 Strange interlude Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152255 10-in. 8/11/1932 Strange interlude Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-7255 10-in. Feb. 1920 Lone star Palace Trio ; Rudy Wiedoeft Instrumental trio instrumentalist, accordion  
OKeh S-7256 10-in. Feb. 1920 Missy Palace Trio ; Rudy Wiedoeft Instrumental trio instrumentalist, accordion  
OKeh S-71887 10-in. Sept. 1923 The black sheep blues Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 73948 10-in. 1/21/1926 Pretty little baby Melody Sheiks Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W81113 10-in. 6/27/1927 Love and kisses (From baby to you) Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W81547 10-in. 10/14/1927 Did you mean it? Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
OKeh W81576 10-in. 10/26/1927 Did you mean it? Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W81791 10-in. 11/7/1927 Did you mean it? The Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W82084 10-in. 12/16/1927 Did you mean it? Elite Trio Vocal, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C1112-C1115 10-in. 9/5/1927 Did you mean it? Californians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take C1115) songwriter  
Brunswick C1525-C1526 10-in. 1/16/1928 Rainy day pal Elmo Tanner Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E28220 10-in. 9/14/1928 Chloe Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick E28221 10-in. 9/14/1928 Ready for the river Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick E28222 10-in. 9/14/1928 Sweet Sue—just you Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick E17398-E17400 10-in. 1/8/1926 Pretty little baby Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E23929-E23932 10-in. 7/11/1927 Love and kisses (From baby to you) Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (takes E23931-E23932) songwriter  
Brunswick E24047-E24049 10-in. 7/20/1927 Love and kisses (From baby to you) Colonial Club Orchestra ; Louis Katzman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E25244-E25246 10-in. 11/18/1927 Did you mean it? Eddy Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 10571 10-in. 9/14/1925 Big butter and egg man Phil Baker Monologue and male vocal solo, with accordion instrumentalist, accordion, composer, speaker, vocalist, author  
Edison 10636 10-in. 10/14/1925 Ann and her little sedan Phil Baker Accordion solo instrumentalist, accordion  
Edison 10652 10-in. 10/26/1925 How can you look so good (And still be so dog-gone bad) Phil Baker's Bad Boys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, accordion, leader  
Edison 10653 10-in. 10/26/1925 Pretty little baby Phil Baker's Bad Boys Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, accordion, composer  
Edison 18065 10-in. 11/29/1927 Did you mean it? Arthur Fields ; Joe Green Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Home-Talkie A-2007 12-in. 1929 Big butter and egg man from the West Phil Baker Male vocal solo, with accordion vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, accordion  
Vocalion E6796-E6797 10-in. 11/16/1927 Did you mean it? Jay’s Chelsea Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Decca 71711 10-in. 1/27/1944 My melancholy baby Phil Baker instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 71712 10-in. 1/27/1944 Strange interlude Phil Baker instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 71713 10-in. 1/27/1944 They didn't believe me Phil Baker instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 71770 10-in. 2/14/1944 Stardust Phil Baker instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 71771 10-in. 2/14/1944 What is this thing called love? Phil Baker instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 71772 10-in. 2/14/1944 Did you mean it? Phil Baker instrumentalist, accordion  
Vocalion 444W-448W 10-in. 2/25/1925 Look at those eyes Golden Pheasant Orchestra ; Austin Wylie Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca L 3407 10-in. 5/2/1944 Easy to love Phil Baker instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 3408 10-in. 5/2/1944 The very thought of you Phil Baker instrumentalist, accordion  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baker, Phil," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.

Baker, Phil. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.

"Baker, Phil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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