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 November 30th, 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.
Recordings (Results 26-50 of 79 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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||141361||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||144890||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baker, Phil," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.
Baker, Phil. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.
"Baker, Phil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.
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