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Phil Baker Collection

Guest Appearances by the Zany Baker and his Feisty Heckler! Update: additional broadcasts

30 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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12 Audio CDs


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"Command Performance with Guest Star Phil Baker"



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Phil Baker - Laugh?  I simply Howl at Phil Baker
Guest appearances on Comedy and Musical Variety Shows(1930s-1950s)

Phil Baker's instrument of choice, the accordionPhil Baker had his career beginnings on the stage of his local movie house, then later in the vaudeville circuit. He went on tour in the 1920s with Ben Bernie as an accordion-violin playing headliner. His early work included accordion music and radio skits with an English butler character who had a love forPhil Baker, 1930s radio Shirley Temple dolls. Interestingly, Phil Baker was a very nervous actor, and would get the trembles before he went on the air. To calm his fears, he created a heckling character nestled somewhere in the audience that would shout at him through a megaphone. The heckler shouted that he was no good and should get off the air. By creating and thus controlling his worst fear, the heckler, this helped Phil to relax and allowed him to proceed with his show in a calm manner. It also provided great comedy relief that kept the show moving.

This collection includes Phil Bakers guest appearances on various programs, such as Burns and Allen,Command Performance, Duffy's Tavern and Jack Benny, as well as a few episodes of Take It or Leave It, a quiz show that he hosted from 1941 through 1947.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    30 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 3 min
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      30 shows - total playtime 17 hours 3 minutes
      1. Beechnut Hour Phil Baker No Ending.mp3
      2. Big Show 510107 Fred Allen, Danny Thomas.mp3
      3. Big Show 510318 E20 Fred Allen, Phil Baker.mp3
      4. Big Show 510318 Fred Allen, Phil Baker.mp3
      5. Burns Allen 461114 Louella Parsons.mp3
      6. Com 57 Goldwyn Follies 1938 Bergen Mccarthy.mp3
      7. CP 420416 Clifton Fadiman, Dinah Shore.mp3
      8. CP 431221 Fred Waring, Kate Smith, Orson Welles.mp3
      9. Cp 470223 253 Ginger Rogers Rose Marie Phil Baker.mp3
      10. CP 470511 Phil Baker.mp3
      11. Duffys Tavern 440222 038 Quiz Show W.phil Baker.mp3
      12. Duffys Tavern 510427 407 Balancing Books.mp3
      13. Fred Allen 430228 Phil Baker.mp3
      14. Fred Allen 460106 052 Take It Or Leave It.mp3
      15. Fred Allen430208 Phil Baker.mp3
      16. Guest Star 470410 0003 Phil Baker.mp3
      17. Hall Of Fame 440227 013 Aldrich Family Pt 1.mp3
      18. Hollywood Is On Air 380000 Goldwyn Follies.mp3
      19. Jack Benny 430110 1415 Sixtyfo.mp3
      20. Jack Benny Program 461201 598 Jack Appear Phil Bakers.mp3
      21. Mail Call 430407 032 Lionel Barrymore Langford Phil Baker.mp3
      22. Radio Hall Of Fame 440723 034 I Want To Be Happy.mp3
      23. Recollections At 30 560801 Crash Of Hindenburg.mp3
      24. Redsk 461119 Automobile Parking Problem.mp3
      25. Rexall 461115 Foreign Legion. Phil Baker.mp3
      26. Song 1923 I M Syncopatin Mamma.mp3
      27. Song 1925 Big Butter And Egg Man.mp3
      28. Stars In Afternoon 460922 1946 Cbs Programming Preview.mp3
      29. Take It Or Leave It 421108 First Catagory Football Teams.mp3
      30. Take It Or Leave It 470713 Popular Broadway Songs.com.mp3
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    30 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 3 min
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      30 shows - total playtime 17 hours 3 minutes
      1. Beechnut Hour Phil Baker No Ending.mp3
      2. Big Show 510107 Fred Allen, Danny Thomas.mp3
      3. Big Show 510318 E20 Fred Allen, Phil Baker.mp3
      4. Big Show 510318 Fred Allen, Phil Baker.mp3
      5. Burns Allen 461114 Louella Parsons.mp3
      6. Com 57 Goldwyn Follies 1938 Bergen Mccarthy.mp3
      7. CP 420416 Clifton Fadiman, Dinah Shore.mp3
      8. CP 431221 Fred Waring, Kate Smith, Orson Welles.mp3
      9. Cp 470223 253 Ginger Rogers Rose Marie Phil Baker.mp3
      10. CP 470511 Phil Baker.mp3
      11. Duffys Tavern 440222 038 Quiz Show W.phil Baker.mp3
      12. Duffys Tavern 510427 407 Balancing Books.mp3
      13. Fred Allen 430228 Phil Baker.mp3
      14. Fred Allen 460106 052 Take It Or Leave It.mp3
      15. Fred Allen430208 Phil Baker.mp3
      16. Guest Star 470410 0003 Phil Baker.mp3
      17. Hall Of Fame 440227 013 Aldrich Family Pt 1.mp3
      18. Hollywood Is On Air 380000 Goldwyn Follies.mp3
      19. Jack Benny 430110 1415 Sixtyfo.mp3
      20. Jack Benny Program 461201 598 Jack Appear Phil Bakers.mp3
      21. Mail Call 430407 032 Lionel Barrymore Langford Phil Baker.mp3
      22. Radio Hall Of Fame 440723 034 I Want To Be Happy.mp3
      23. Recollections At 30 560801 Crash Of Hindenburg.mp3
      24. Redsk 461119 Automobile Parking Problem.mp3
      25. Rexall 461115 Foreign Legion. Phil Baker.mp3
      26. Song 1923 I M Syncopatin Mamma.mp3
      27. Song 1925 Big Butter And Egg Man.mp3
      28. Stars In Afternoon 460922 1946 Cbs Programming Preview.mp3
      29. Take It Or Leave It 421108 First Catagory Football Teams.mp3
      30. Take It Or Leave It 470713 Popular Broadway Songs.com.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    30 recordings on 12 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 8 min

    Disc A001

    1. Beechnut Hour Phil Baker No Ending
    2. Com 57 Goldwyn Follies 1938 Bergen Mccarthy
    3. Song 1923 I M Syncopatin Mamma
    4. Song 1925 Big Butter And Egg Man
    5. Hollywood Is On Air 380000 Goldwyn Follies

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    Disc A002

    1. CP 420416 Clifton Fadiman, Dinah Shore
    2. Take It Or Leave It 421108 First Catagory Football Teams

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    Disc A003

    1. Jack Benny 430110 1415 Sixtyfo
    2. Fred Allen430208 Phil Baker

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    Disc A004

    1. Fred Allen 430228 Phil Baker
    2. Mail Call 430407 032 Lionel Barrymore Langford Phil Baker

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    Disc A005

    1. CP 431221 Fred Waring, Kate Smith, Orson Welles
    2. Duffys Tavern 440222 038 Quiz Show W.phil Baker

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    Disc A006

    1. Hall Of Fame 440227 013 Aldrich Family Pt 1

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    Disc A007

    1. Radio Hall Of Fame 440723 034 I Want To Be Happy

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    Disc A008

    1. Fred Allen 460106 052 Take It Or Leave It
    2. Burns Allen 461114 Louella Parsons

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    Disc A009

    1. Rexall 461115 Foreign Legion. Phil Baker
    2. Redsk 461119 Automobile Parking Problem

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    Disc A010

    1. Jack Benny Program 461201 598 Jack Appear Phil Bakers
    2. Cp 470223 253 Ginger Rogers Rose Marie Phil Baker
    3. Guest Star 470410 0003 Phil Baker

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    Disc A011

    1. CP 470511 Phil Baker
    2. Take It Or Leave It 470713 Popular Broadway Songs.com

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    Disc A012

    1. Duffys Tavern 510427 407 Balancing Books
    2. Recollections At 30 560801 Crash Of Hindenburg

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