THE MUSIC OF DICK TWO TON BAKER

If you're looking for a particular recording, check the list below. If you'd like to browse pages that show the record label and some information about many of the recordings on this list, start here.

The 78s

On the Decca Label — 1945
Sioux City Sue, with the Hoosier Hot Shots
You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often, with the Hoosier Hot Shots

On the Mercury Label — 1946–51
All Right, Louis, Drop the Gun
Are You from Dixie
Auld Lang Syne
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
The Bicycle Song
Bloop Bleep
Boomer the Bass Drum
The Boy with the Rip in His Pants
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
Chick-a-Biddy Boogie
A Chocolate Sundae on a Saturday Night
Civilization
The Cocoanut Song
Dancers in Love (instrumental)
Deep Freeze Dinah
Dingya d'Dingya
Ellie the Elegant Elephant
Everybody Has a Laughing Place
Ev'rybody Kissed the Bride
Frosty the Snowman
Give Me Back
Gus the Gopher
Happy Birthday to You
I Got a Gal I Love (in North and South Dakota)
I Like Stinky Cheese
I Like You, You're Silly / Polly Wolly Doodle
I Wuv a Wabbit
I'm a Bigger Man Than You (with Tiny Hill)
I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch
I'm Just a Little Pansy in a Flower Pot
It's a Merry Christmas After All (with Gus the Gopher)
I've Got Tears in My Ears
Jingle Bells
Kansas City Kitty
Kokomo, Indiana
Let's Do It Again
Looey the Local Locomotive
Managua, Nicaragua
Music! Music! Music!
My Little Pup with the Patent Leather Nose
Near You
The Night Before Christmas/Santa's Toy Shop
Nursery Rhyme Time, Part 1
Nursery Rhyme Time, Part 2
Nursery Rhyme Time, Part 3
Nursery Rhyme Time, Part 4
An Old Flame Never Dies
One Little Candle on a Two Layer Cake
Oogoo the Worm
Peter Cottontail
Please Say Goodnight to the Guy, Irene

Put Your Shoes On, Lucy
Red's Back in Town!
Rickety Rickshaw Man
Roll the Patrol
The Soup Song / Eachy Peachy Pie
Sunflower
The Thing
The Tree in the Woods
Today Is Monday (See The Soup Song / Eachy Peachy Pie)
Too Fat Polka
Tubby the Tuba song
Uncle Remus Said
Up on the House Top/Deck the Halls
What Day Is This? (See The Soup Song / Eachy Peachy Pie)
What the Engine Done
Why Fall in Love with a Stranger
With a Hey and a Hi and a Ho Ho Ho
The Work Song (from Cinderella)
You Gotta Be a Hero Nowadays (with Gus the Gopher)
Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah

On the Coral Label — 1952–3
At the Music Shop
Bert the Turtle (The Duck and Cover Song)
(I'm Afraid to Marry) Marietta

On the Moppet Label — 1950s?
Clink Clank (in My Piggy Bank)
The Froggy Song
I'm a Little Weenie
Rub-a-Dub-Dub (in a Tub)

The 45s

(Don't hold the Heartbeat and Sunny 45s against Two Ton. They were made for a record shop owner in Chicago who fancied himself a trumpeter and record producer. In most cases the arrangements are ill-conceived, the recording is poorly done, and the side men are boring. You have been warned.  —DB)

On the Heartbeat Label — 1950s–'60s
Barking Dog
Big Daddy Piano
The Ducky Dance (Waddle, Waddle, Waddle)
Five Foot Two
Hot Lips
I'm a Lonely Little Petunia (in an Onion Patch)
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
Lawrence Welk Polka
Luck Be with You (Kenahora—Knock On Wood)
My Blue Heaven
Mother of Mine
The Music Goes 'Round and Around
No Beer in Heaven!
St. James Infirmary
Satin Doll
Scotch and Soda
Sunny Deb
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

On the Sunny Label — late 1960s?
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Down Yonder
It's Al Jolson Time
It's Eddy Howard Time
It's George M. Cohan Time
It's Ted Lewis Time
Las Vegas
Makin' Whoopee
The Party's Over
Right On!
Sentimental Journey
Silver Dollar/You're Nobody 'till Somebody Loves You
South
When My Sugar Walks Down the Street

A Sentimental Journey with Two Ton Baker
(I disparaged the Heartbeat & Sunny recordings above, but this 1972 LP on the Sunny label reissued some excellent sides from those recording sessions. Two Ton Baker—piano/vocal, Seymour Schwartz—"heartbeat trumpet," Paul Friedman—bass, Phil Stanger—drums.)

Sentimental Journey
Love Medley:
   I Can't Give You Anything but Love
   My Blue Heaven
   Sweet Georgia Brown
   It's Only a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
   Alexander's Rag Time Band
I'm a Lonely Little Petunia
Too Fat Polka
If I Could Be with You / Lazy River
Medley:
   Red Roses for a Blue Lady
   One Dozen Roses
   Anytime
Medley:
   For Me and My Gal
   Carolina in the Morning
   Oh You Beautiful Doll
Medley:
   Pretty Baby
   I Don't Know Why
   Honey
   You Made Me Love You
Medley:
   Silver Dollar
   You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Eddy Howard Time
   If I Knew Then
   Careless
Ted Lewis Time
   Me and My Shadow
   When My Baby Smiles at Me
Satin Doll

Unissued Studio Recordings — 1956–early '60s
There's No One Around to Say Goodbye To
The Weather Song
With You by My Side
Rock, Roll and Jump
You're Hitting Me Right Where I Live
Bee Line Baby
It Never Came True
Please Mr. President

Some Two Ton Baker radio appearances & transcription discs

Restoring a Two Ton Baker Record: Several steps, several hours


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