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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bonnie Baker

Bonnie Baker (née Evelyn Underhill or Nelson, April 1, 1917 – August 11, 1990) was an American singer of jazz and popular music and was known from 1936 to the end of her performing career as Wee Bonnie Baker. Her biggest hit was "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!," recorded with the Orrin Tucker Orchestra in 1939.

 I would guess that these are not the  1939 Recordings !!

This voice is different as chalk is from cheese to the post below "Big Maybelle" !!....both singers I have not heard before so as you will probably guess we have some from John in New York !!

Her girlish voice, described as "like a tiny silver bell, soft but tonally true", was used on a version of the 1917 song "Oh Johnny, Oh!", written by Abe Olman and Ed Rose. It was recorded with the Orrin Tucker Orchestra on August 20, 1939, in Los Angeles. Released on Columbia Records, it became hugely popular in 1940, reaching no. 2 on the Billboard pop chart, remaining on the chart for 14 weeks, and selling 1.5 million copies. It was also Orrin Tucker's biggest hit. She also had success with the songs "You'd Be Surprised", "Billy", "Would Ja Mind?", and "Especially For You".

09 -the-bongo-songs.mp3