Bonnie Baker (1917-1990)
Last updated: 27.04.22
p_bakerbon.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Bonnie Baker [née Evelyn Underhill or Nelson], was an American singer of jazz and popular music born in Orange, Texas.
In 1936 she was working as a vocalist in Houston when, at Louis Armstrong's suggestion, she joined Orrin Tucker's. Band. She was given the stage name "Wee" Bonnie Baker due to her diminutive stature. Her biggest hit was Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!, (1917 - music: Abe Olman; words: Ed Rose) recorded with the Orrin Tucker Orchestra in 1939.
During World War II, she pursued a solo career singing with the United Service Organisations and appeared on the radio show Your Hit Parade.She moved to Florida in 1956 and sang in night clubs with her husband until she retired.
She died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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This list is arranged by composer and contains 3 works performed by Bonnie Baker who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg You'd Be Surprised (1919) Irving Berlin(w&m) Bonnie Baker (perf.)
E. Cantor (perf.)
George Jessel (perf.)
Lew Cooper (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I Could Kiss You For That (1940) James Francis McHugh Johnny Mercer (words)
Orrin Tucker (perf.)
Bonnie Baker (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! (1917) Abe Olman Ed Rose (words)
N. Bayes (perf.)
Bonnie Baker (perf.)
Orrin Tucker (perf.)
H. Lewis (perf.)
George Watts (perf.)
Andrews Sisters (perf.)
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