Baker Knight

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Knight, Baker," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205462.

Knight, Baker. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205462.

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

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205462

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