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George Baker

bs, voc, 1885-1976 GB
Singer of Classical and Soundtrack
A.k.a. George Guest (3) Victor Norbury Walter Duncan (2) Walter Jefferies

Born: 10 February 1885 Died: 8 January 1976 English singer. He is remembered for singing on thousands of gramophone records in a career that spanned 53 years, beginning in 1909. He is especially associated with the comic baritone roles in recordings of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas. Recorded many records under a variety of pseudonyms.

     
Instruments
  • Bariton sax
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Una Paloma Blanca on Hollands Glorie by George Baker & George Baker Selection
Little Green Bag on Hollands Glorie by George Baker & George Baker Selection
Santa Lucia By Night on Hollands Glorie by George Baker & George Baker Selection
Sing For The Day on Sing For The Day by George Baker
You Don't Love Me Anymore on Wild Flower by George Baker
Rosita on In Your Heart by George Baker
Morning Sky on Hollands Glorie by George Baker & George Baker Selection
Wasted Love on The Winds of Time by George Baker
Paloma Blanca on Die goldenen Stimmen by George Baker, Jantje Smit & Piet Veerman
Sing A Song Of Love on Hollands Glorie by George Baker & George Baker Selection

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Sir Edward German Conducts His "Merrie England"The Light Opera Orchestra, Charles Mott, George Baker, Edward German, Bessie Jones, Edna Thornton1983Album
HMS Pinafore/Trial By JuryGilbert & Sullivan, Sir Malcolm Sargent, George Baker, John Cameron, Richard Lewis, Owen Brannigan, James Milligan, Elsie Morison, Marjorie Thomas, Monica Sinclair1978Compil.
A Tribute To George BakerGeorge Baker1970Compil.
The Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan: Music From The Mikado, Iolanthe , H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates Of Penzance, The Yeoman Of The GuardGilbert & Sullivan, George Baker • Geraint Evans • Elsie Morison • Marjorie Thomas • Monica Sinclair • Richard Lewis • John Cameron • Owen Brannigan • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus • Pro Arte Orchestra Of London • Sir Malcolm Sargent1970Compil.
H.M.S. PinaforeGilbert & Sullivan, George Baker • John Cameron • Richard Lewis • Owen Brannigan • Elsie Morison • Marjorie Thomas • Monica Sinclair • James Milligan • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus • Pro Arte Orchestra Of London • Sir Malcolm Sargent1958Album
Rock Me To Sleep, Mother / Silver Threads Among The GoldGeorge Baker1932Album
The Hums of Pooh, Parts 3 & 4George Baker1931Album
When We Were Very YoungGeorge Baker1926Album
When We Were Very YoungGeorge Baker1926Album
The Pirates Of PenzanceD'Oyly Carte Opera Company, George Baker, Peter Dawson, Violet Essex, Edward Halland, Bessie Jones, Derek Oldham, Robert Radford, Edna Thornton, Nellie Walker1921Album
Love May Be A Mystery / Letter SongViolet Essex And George Baker1921Album
A Rollicking Band Of Pirates We / With Cat-like Tread / Hush, Hush! Not A Word / Softly Sighing To The RiverPeter Dawson, Edward Halland, George Baker, Derek Oldham, Rupert D'Oyly Carte1921Album
Credo / Il BalenGeorge Baker1916Album
"More Very Young" SongsGeorge BakerAlbum
A Sabbath Evening Scene / Intercessory HymnsAimee Maxwell And George Baker / The Mayfair OrchestraAlbum
H.M.S. PinaforeGilbert & Sullivan, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Henry Lytton, Sydney Granville, George Baker, Derek Oldham, Leo Sheffield, Bertha Lewis, Elsie Griffin, Winifred LawsonAlbum
IolantheD'Oyly Carte Opera Company, George Baker, Darrell Fancourt, Derek Oldham, Sydney Granville, Leslie Rands, Bertha Lewis, Nellie BriercliffeAlbum
Song-Cycle - "In A Persian Garden"Agnes Nicholls, Edna Thornton, Hubert Eisdell & George BakerAlbum
O Mimi, Tu Più Non TorniGiuseppe Lenghi-Cellini, George Baker With Aeolian Dance OrchestraAlbum
Sweethearts Of YesterdayJohn Turner, Webster Booth, Stuart Robertson, George BakerAlbum
RuddigoreGilbert & Sullivan, George Baker, Elsie Griffin, Leo Sheffield, Darrell Fancourt, Derek Oldham, Bertha Lewis, Eileen SharpAlbum
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