Thomas Baker Knight Jr. (July 4, 1933 – October 12, 2005) was an American songwriter and musician. His best known compositions were "Lonesome Town", "The Wonder of You", and "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time". His songs have been recorded by Ricky Nelson, Paul McCartney, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Mickey Gilley, Sammy Davis Jr. and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 4th, 1933 (Birmingham), Died October 12th, 2005 (Birmingham)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1959
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||100826||10/24/1956||Bring my Cadillac back||Baker Knight ; Knightmares, The||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||100827||10/24/1956||I cried||Baker Knight ; Knightmares, The||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||101327||1/10/1957||Just a little bit more||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||101328||1/10/1957||When the word gets around||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||101329||1/10/1957||The value of love||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||101330||1/10/1957||Reelin' and rockin'||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||107163||6/15/1959||Just relax||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||107164||6/15/1959||Takin' a chance||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||108343||11/12/1959||Tag along blues||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||108344||11/12/1959||Pretty little girl||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 9915||7/18/1957||High school days||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 9916||7/18/1957||Come back my baby||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 9917||7/18/1957||Oh yeah||Baker Knight||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 9918||7/18/1957||Love-a love-a love||Baker Knight||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Knight, Baker," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205462.
Knight, Baker. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205462.
"Knight, Baker." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.
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