Two Ton Baker

Real Name:
Dick Baker
Profile:
Pianist / singer / television personality Dick "Two Ton" Baker (born in Chicago on May 2, 1916,) was a giant -- literally (he was 6'2" and 350 pounds). and figuratively -- on the Chicago entertainment scene for nearly four decades, from the late 1930s until his death in 1975.

He played piano quite well and sang in a pleasing, infectious baritone voice, but mainly, he entertained, in whatever medium.

He had several popular radio shows on on the Chicago Tribune's flagship station, WGN, one of which went out nationwide over the Mutual network. He was on the first television broadcast on WGN-TV (April 5, 1948), and later had very popular children's programs on that and other Chicago TV stations.
His best known show was "Happy Pirates" which began in 1952.

"Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker" died at his home in Hazel Crest, Illinois on May 4, 1975, just two days after his 59th birthday.
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Artist

Albums

MMP-5, 7010, 7011 Two Ton Baker - Christmas Party album art Two Ton Baker The Merry Music Maker* Christmas Party(2xShellac, 10", Album, Non) Mercury Miniature Playhouse, Mercury Miniature Playhouse MMP-5, 7010, 7011 US 1949 Sell This Version
MG 30004 Two Ton Baker - Christmas Party - This Is Christmas album art Two Ton Baker (The Music Maker)* / Ireene Wicker (The Singing Lady)* Two Ton Baker (The Music Maker)* / Ireene Wicker (The Singing Lady)* - Christmas Party - This Is Christmas(10") Mercury MG 30004 US Unknown Sell This Version
MMP 9 Two Ton Baker - Sing a Silly Song album art Two Ton Baker Sing a Silly Song(2xShellac, 10", Album) Mercury Miniature Playhouse MMP 9 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7008, 7009, MMP-4 Two Ton Baker - Nursery Rhyme Time album art Two Ton Baker Nursery Rhyme Time(2x10", Sli) Mercury, Mercury Miniature Playhouse 7008, 7009, MMP-4 US 1946 Sell This Version
3048 Two Ton Baker - Happy Birthday To You / Auld Lang Syne album art Dick 'Two Ton' Baker* And The Maple City Four Dick 'Two Ton' Baker* And The Maple City Four - Happy Birthday To You / Auld Lang Syne Mercury 3048 US 1946 Sell This Version
5151 Two Ton Baker - Red's Back In Town / An Old Flame Never Dies album art Dick 'Two Ton' Baker* Red's Back In Town / An Old Flame Never Dies(Shellac, 10") Mercury 5151 US 1948 Sell This Version
5292 Two Ton Baker - The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend / My Little Pup With The Patent Leather Nose album art Two Ton Baker The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend / My Little Pup With The Patent Leather Nose Mercury 5292 US 1949 Sell This Version
5329 Two Ton Baker - Why Fall In Love With A Stranger / I'm Just A Little Pansy In A Flower Pot  album art Two Ton Baker Why Fall In Love With A Stranger / I'm Just A Little Pansy In A Flower Pot (10") Mercury 5329 US 1949 Sell This Version
5239 Two Ton Baker - Roll The Patrol / Sunflower album art Two Ton Baker Roll The Patrol / Sunflower(Shellac, 10") Mercury 5239 US 1949 Sell This Version
5281 Two Ton Baker - Deep Freeze Dinah / What The Engine Done album art Two Ton Baker Deep Freeze Dinah / What The Engine Done(Shellac, 10") Mercury 5281 US 1949 Sell This Version
5306 Two Ton Baker - Ev'rybody Kissed The Bride / I Like Stinky Cheese album art Two Ton Baker Ev'rybody Kissed The Bride / I Like Stinky Cheese(10") Mercury 5306 US 1949 Sell This Version
5266 Two Ton Baker - Put Your Shoes On, Lucy / All Right, Louis, Drop The Gun album art Two Ton Baker Put Your Shoes On, Lucy / All Right, Louis, Drop The Gun(Shellac, 10") Mercury 5266 US 1949 Sell This Version
5281 Two Ton Baker Deep Freeze Dinah / Put Your Shoes On, Lucy(Shellac, 10") Mercury 5281 US 1949 Sell This Version
5397 Two Ton Baker - Peter Cottontail / The Work Song (From Cinderella) album art Two Ton Baker Peter Cottontail / The Work Song (From Cinderella) Mercury 5397 US 1950 Sell This Version
5369 Two Ton Baker - Music! Music! Music! / Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy album art Two Ton Baker And The Temp Tones Two Ton Baker And The Temp Tones - Music! Music! Music! / Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (Single) Mercury 5369 US 1950 Sell This Version
J 141 Two Ton Baker - Ja-Da / Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy album art One Kilo Andrew And His Atomic Ragtime Bombers, Two Ton Baker One Kilo Andrew And His Atomic Ragtime Bombers, Two Ton Baker - Ja-Da / Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy(Shellac, 10") Metronome J 141 Sweden 1950 Sell This Version
5527 Two Ton Baker - Please Say Good Night To The Guy, Irene / Dingya D' Dingya  album art Two Ton Baker And Jerry Murad's Harmonicats Two Ton Baker And Jerry Murad's Harmonicats - Please Say Good Night To The Guy, Irene / Dingya D' Dingya (Shellac, 10", Single) Mercury 5527 US 1950 Sell This Version
5445 Two Ton Baker - Kansas City Kitty / Let's Do It Again album art Dick Baker* Kansas City Kitty / Let's Do It Again(10", Vin) Mercury 5445 US 1950 Sell This Version
5426-x45 Two Ton Baker - The Boy With The Rip In His Pants / One Little Candle On A Two Layer Cake album art Two Ton Baker The Boy With The Rip In His Pants / One Little Candle On A Two Layer Cake(7") Mercury 5426-x45 US 1951 Sell This Version
F9ME-3872 Two Ton Baker - The Crosley Music Maker Commercials album art Two Ton Baker The Crosley Music Maker Commercials(12", Mono) RCA Victor Division Of Radio Corporation Of America F9ME-3872 US 1955 Sell This Version
H-49 Two Ton Baker - Barking Dog / The Music Goes 'Round And Around album art Two Ton Baker Barking Dog / The Music Goes 'Round And Around(7") Heartbeat (3) H-49 US 1963 Sell This Version
H-23 Two Ton Baker - Hot Lips / My Blue Heaven album art Two Ton Baker Hot Lips / My Blue Heaven(7", Single) Heartbeat (3) H-23 US 1963 Sell This Version
H-41 Two Ton Baker - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles / Five Foot Two album art Two Ton Baker I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles / Five Foot Two(7") Heartbeat (3) H-41 US 1963 Sell This Version
S516 Two Ton Baker - It's Eddy Howard Time / It's Ted Lewis Time album art "Two Ton" Baker* It's Eddy Howard Time / It's Ted Lewis Time Sunny Records (2) S516 US Unknown Sell This Version
S-523 Two Ton Baker - China Town / Down Yonder album art 'Two Ton' Baker The Music Maker* China Town / Down Yonder (Single) Sunny Records (2) S-523 US Unknown Sell This Version