Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Baker Knight



Thomas Baker Knight, *04-07-1933 Birmingham, AL, +12-10-2005
2nd version
by Praguefrank with help of http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/bakerknight.htm, Richard Price, Thieu Van De Vorst, Bill Daniels
SESSIONS

Spring 1956 Birmingham AL – Baker Knight
001 K889 LITTLE HEART Kit 889/91
002 K890 unknown title
003 K891 BOP BOOGIE TO THE BLUES Kit 889/91
24 October 1956 Birmingham, AL - Baker Knight and The Knightmares (Baker Knight [vcl/gt], Shuler Brown [bass], Bill Weinstein [drums], A.D.Derby [piano], Glenn Lane [sax], Nat Toderice [sax]. Producer: Al Bubis)
004 SO-900/100826 BRING MY CADILLAC BACK Kit 900/1 Decca 9-30135/America 5001 Eagle 309013 BCD-15733 Big Tone BT 5705 Buffalo Bop BB-CD-55093
005 SO-901/100827 I CRIED Kit 900/1 Decca 9-30135
BIG TONE BT 5705 MCA ROCKABILLIES VOL.4 (1993, UK); BUFFALO BOP BB-55093 ROCKABILLY CADILLAC (2000, GER); BEAR FAMILY BCD 15733 THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT VOL.6 (1994, GER)
10 January 1957 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City – Baker Knight (Baker Knight [vcl], + Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Ray Ellis)
006 101327 JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE 9-30306/Eagle 309013
007 101328 WHEN THE WORLD GETS AROUND 9-30213
008 101329 THE VALUE OF LOVE 9-30306/Eagle 309013
009 101330 REELIN' AND ROCKIN' 9-30213/ America 5001 Eagle 309013
18 July 1957 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Baker Knight and The Knightmares
010 102989/NA 9915 HIGH SCHOOL DAYS 9-30426 / America 5001 Eagle 309013
011 102990/NA 9916 COME BACK MY BABY unissued
012 102991/NA 9917 OH YEAH unissued
013 102992/NA 9918 LOVE-A LOVE-A LOVE-A 9-30426/ America 5001 Eagle 309013
11/12 September 1958 unknown – Baker Knight
014 JB-11413 I NEVER GET TO KISS YOU ANYMORE Jubilee 5357/America 5001
015 JB-11414 AIN’T NOTHIN‘ BUT LOVE Jubilee 5342/America 5001 Eagle 309013
016 JB-11415 WISHING 5357/America 5001
017 JB-11416 MY HEART CRIES FOR YOU 5342//America 5001 Eagle 309013
1959 unknown – Baker Knight
018 SISTER Kick 713
019 PEEK-A-BOO Kick 713
15 June 1959 Gold Star Recording Studio, 6252 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA - Baker Knight and The Knightmares (Baker Knight [vcl/gt], Eddie Cochran [gt] + more unknown musicians)
020 107163 JUST RELAX 9-62132/ America 5001 Eagle 309013 Bear Family BCD-15971
021 107164 TAKIN‘ A CHANCE 9-62132/ America 5001 Eagle 309013
BEAR FAMILY BCD 15971 THAT'LL FLAT IT GIT IT VOL.9 (GER, 2001)
12 November 1959 Gold Star Recording Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA - Baker Knight
022 108343 TAG ALONG BLUES 9-62160/America 5001
023 108344 PRETTY LITTLE GIRL 9-62160/America 5001
ca August 1960 RCA Victor Studio, 1510 N.Vine St., Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight
024 L2-PW-3311 I CAN TELL RCA 47-7814 / America 5001 Eagle 309013
025 L2-PW-3312 unknown title
026 L2-PW-3313 unknown title
027 L2-PW-3314 THE BEGINNING OF THE END 47-7814/ America 5001 Eagle 309013
probably from this session:
028 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME 47-8002
10 February 1961 [20:00-23:00] RCA Victor Studio, 1510 N.Vine St., Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Baker Knight [vcl] +orchestra conducted by Rene Hall: Rene Hall, Tommy Tedesco, Bill Pitman, Red Callendar, Ernie Freeman, Edward Hall, William Green, Plas Johnson + 12 strings)
028 M2-PW-0142 I’LL ALWAYS BELONG TO YOU
029 M2-PW-0143 THE LOCKET
030 M2-PW-0144 DUM DUM DIDDLEY DUM 47-7892/ America 5001 Eagle 309013
031 M2-PW-0145 ANY TIME AT ALL 47-7892
17 November 1961 [14:00-17:00] RCA Victor Studio, 1510 N.Vine St., Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Baker Knight [vcl], Hank Levine, Bud Coleman, Howard Roberts, Gerald McGee, Cliff Hils, Robert Florence, Jesse Sailes, Jack Constanzo, Jerry Adler, Henry Mandel)
032 M2-PW-4038 TEARS ON MY PILLOW
033 M2-PW-4039 CARELESS HANDS
034 M2-PW-4040 DO YOU LOVE ME
035 M2-PW-4041 WHOSE LITTLE BABY ARE YOU 47-8002
1961 unknown – Baker Knight
036 PEEK-A-BOO Chess 1795
037 THEME FROM THE DEVIL'S ISLAND Chess 1795
late 1961 unknown – Baker Knight
038 WHOSE LITTLE BABY ARE YOU Kit 102
039 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME Kit 102
tracks above may have been the same as on 47-8002
1 June 1962 [16:00-19:00] United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Baker Knight [vcl], Ernie Freeman, Irving Ashby, Rene Hall, Bill Pitman, Alfred McKibbon, Earl Palmer, Sidney Sharp, Arnold Belnick, Robert Barene, Ralph Schaeffer)
040 U11798 HOUSE NEXT DOOR Checker 1023/ America 5001
041 CAN I DEPEND ON YOU unissued?
042 U11799 HUNGRY FOR LOVE Checker 1023/ America 5001
043 I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND unissued?
1963 Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight
044 LA 318 BIG CITY GIRLS Everest 2033/ America 5001
045 LA 319 LOOK IN THE MIRROR Everest 2033/ America 5001
11 September 1963 Hollywood – Baker Knight
046 1006 MY MEMORIES OF YOU Challenge 59214/ America 5001
047 1007 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME Challenge 59214/ America 5001
048 1008 SURRENDER TO ME 59231/ America 5001 Eagle 309013
049 1009 WHEN SOMEBODY MENTIONS YOUR NAME 59231/ America 5001 Eagle 309013
ca. April 1964 poss. Hollywood - Baker Knight
050 1096 GOOD EVENING MR. HEARTACHE 59260/America 5001 Eagle 309013
ca. July 1964 poss. Hollywood - Baker Knight
051 1122 APPLE DANDY 59260/ Eagle 309013
ca February 1965 poss. Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight
052 1178? HELLO MAMA 59287
053 1179 A GIRL LIKE THAT 59287
Summer 1965 Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
054 HX 3621 MAN WITH A PLAN Reprise 0403
055 I WOKE UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE WORLD Reprise 0403
3 December 1965 Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
056 HX3933 IT GOES DEEPER THAN THAT 0448/ America 5001
057 HX3934 FROM A DISTANCE 0448/ America 5001
22 March 1966 Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
058 JX4172 SORRY 'BOUT THAT 0523
059 JX4173 WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT 0465
060 JX4174 TOMORROW'S GOOD TIME GIRL 0465
31 May 1966 [14:00-17:00] United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Baker Knight [vcl], Shorty Rogers, William Miller, Al Casey, Glen Campbell, James Burton, Lyle Ritz, Don Randi, Hal Blaine, Julius Wechter, Eddie Brackett, Anthony Terran, Ollie Mitchell, Raymond Triscari, Lew McCreary, Kenneth Shroyer. Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
061 J4314 DOWN AT THE BEACH unissued?
062 J4315 I WANT WHAT YOU GOT 0523
063 J4316 AFTER CLOSING TIME unissued?
July 1966 Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
064 J4424 I FEEL SICK ABOUT THE WHOLE THING 0554
January 1967 Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
065 K4758 HALLUCINATIONS 0554
10 March 1967 Western Recorders, 6000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Baker Knight [vcl], Billy Strange, William Miller, Glen Campbell, Carol Kaye, Donald Bagley, Mike Post, Gerald McGee, Roy Caton, Ollie Mitchell, Vincent DeRosa, Richard Perissi. Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
066 K4852 A PLACE IN THE SHADE unissued?
067 K4853 THINGS ARE LOOKING GOOD 0583
068 K4854 STICK-TO-IT-IVITY 0583/ America 5001
December 1967 Hollywood, CA – Baker Knight (Producer: Jimmy Bowen)
069 K6213 THE VERGE OF SUCCESS 0678
070 K 6214 unknown title
071 K6215 ARE YOU SATISFIED NOW 0678
Summer 1970 unknown – Baker Knight (Jupiter Production)
072 17027 THE MAN WHO NEVER MADE IT Happy Tiger HT-536
073 17028 LADY HAMILTON Happy Tiger HT-536
1975 unknown – Baker Knight
074 A LEGEND ON THE STAGE Another Record Company ARDJ 1002
1977 unknown – Baker Knight
075 IF ONLY WBS8469
076 PHYSICAL THING WBS8469

Baker Knight recorded after 1977, some info in albums and singles list


ALBUMS
Eagle [GER] 309013 High School Days:
Just Relax; Dum Dum Diddley Dum; Takin' A Chance; I Cried; Bring My Cadillac Back; High School Days; Apple Dandy; When Somebody Mentions Your Name; My Heart Cries For You; Ain't Nothin' But Love; Love-A Love-A Love-A; Just A Little Bit More; Reelin' And Rockin' (Bippin' And Boppin' Over You); I Can Tell; Good Evening Mr. Heartache; Surrender To Me; The Value Of Love; The Beginning Of The End – 92
America [ESP] 5001 The Baker Knight Story: Takin A Chance; Bring My Cadillac Back; High School Days; My Memories Of You; Surrender To Me; Wishing; Ain't Nothin But Love; Dum Dum Diggley Dum; Things Are Looking Good (Out In Hollywood); Big City Girls; Beginning Of The End; When Somebody Mentions Your Name; Love-A Love-A Love-A; Pretty Little Girl; From A Distance; Hose Next Door; Just Relax; I Can Tell; Look In The Mirror; I Never Get To Kiss You Anymore; Reelin' and Rockin'; Stick-To-It-Ivity; Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me; Tag Alone Blues; Apple Dandy; Hungry For Love; It Goes Deeper Than That; My Heart Cries For You; Sorry Bout' That; A Legend On The Stage - 06
? (UPC644167018821) The Way I Hear It: I Can't Leave You (Even Though You're Gone); Friday Night Flyer; Wrong Again; Redneck Riviera; Sunshine Through My Window; If It Ain't Broke (Don't Fix It); You're The Only One (That I Still Look For In A Crowd); The Computer Is Down; Lonesome Town; Mad At The World; No Damm Good; A Piece 'A Cake; Hot August Night – 27-04-01 (recorded in Birmingham, AL)
? (UPC644167022729) Music for Romantic Dreamers: Lonely Winter Beachwalk; Mojave Dawn; Island Home; Roadhouse Friday Night; Autumn Solitude; Love On A Stormy Night; Union Specific; Shooting Star; Sundown Slowdown – 11-10-01 (recorded in Birmingham, AL)
Snug Harbor 365-2 Music Is My Woman: Music Is My Woman; You're The Only One (That I Still Look For In A Crowd); I Can't Leave You (Even Though You're Gone); Friday Night Flyer; Wrong Again; Sensitive Person; Sunshine Through My Window; Please Don't Look At Me That Way; No Problem; Lonesome Town; Mad At The World; The Computer Is Down; No Damm Good; Those Songs Of Yesteryear – 19-01-04 (recorded in Birmingham, AL)

SINGLES
Kit (1956)
K-886 [K 889/91] Bop Boogie To The Blues / Little Heart – 06-56
SO 900/1 Bring My Cadillac Back / I Cried – 08-56 (reissued on Decca 9-30135 in November 1956)
Decca (1957)
9-30213 Reelin' And Rockin' / When The World Gets Around – 02-57 (rev. March 2)
9-30306 Just A Little Bit More / The Value Of Love – 06-57 (rev. June 17)
9-30426 Love-A Love-A Love-A / High School Days – 08-57
Jubilee (1958)
5342 Ain't Nothin' But Love / My Heart Cries For You – 10-58 (rev, Oct. 13)
5357 I Never Get To Kiss You Anymore / Wishing – 01-59
Kick
713 Sister / Peek-A-Boo - 59
Coral (1959)
9-62132 Just Relax / Takin' A Chance – 07-59 (rev. July 20)
9-62160 Pretty Little Girl / Tag Along Blues – 12-59
RCA Victor (1960-61)
47-7814 I Can Tell / The Beginning Of The End – 11-60
47-7892 Dum Dum Diddley Dum / Any Time At All – 06-61
47-8002 Whose Little Baby Are You / Bring It On Home To Me - 62
Chess (1961)
1795 Peek-A-Boo / Theme From The Devil's Island - 61
Kit (1961)
102 Whose Little Baby Are You / Bring It On Home To Me – 01-62
Checker (1962)
1023 Hungry For Love / House Next Door – 08-62
Everest (1963)
2033 Big City Girls / Look In The Mirror – 08-63
Challenge
59214 Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me / My Memories Of You - 63
59231 Surrender To Me / When Somebody Mentions Your Name – 02-64 (rev. Feb. 15)
59260 Good Evening, Mister Heartache / Apple Dandy – 09-64
59287 Girl Like That / Hello Mama - 65
Reprise (1965-68)
0403 Man With A Plan / I Woke Up On The Wrong Side Of The World – 09-65
0448 It Goes Deeper Than That / From A Distance – 02-66
0465 Would You Believe It / Tomorrow's Good Time Girl - 05-66
0523 I Want What You Got / Sorry 'Bout That – 10-66
0554 I Feel Sick About The Whole Thing / Hallucinations – 02-67
0583 Things Are Looking Good / Stick-To-It-Ivity - 06-67
0678 Verge Of Success / Are You Satisfied Now – 04-68
Happy Tiger (1970)
HT-536 Lady Hamilton / Man Who Never Made It – 01-09-70
Another Record Company (1975)
ARDJ 1002 A Legend On The Stage (stereo) / A Legend On The Stage (mono) – 75 (promo)
Warner Brothers (1977)
WBS8469 If Only / Physical Thing - 77
Snug Harbor
SNH-711 Those Songs Of Yesterday / ? - 87

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