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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 51-75 of 79 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 79 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baker, Phil," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.

Baker, Phil. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109999.

"Baker, Phil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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

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