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|
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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