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Knight, Baker

Full name Thomas Baker Knight. Born 1933 in Birmingham, Ala. Died in 2005. The Knightmares included Shuler Brown (bass), A.D. Derby (keyboards), Bill Weinstein (drums), Glenn Lane (sax), and Nat Toderice (sax).

References:

  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 25 (1980) of New Kommotion.
  • Article in issue 153 (1995) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/June
(est.)
Kit (Tenn.) K889/91
Auction history
No rating Bop Boogie To The Blues — Baker Knight K 891  
    No rating Little Heart — Baker Knight K 889  
1956/Aug.
BMI clear.
Kit (Tenn.) SO900/1
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Bring My Cadillac Back — Baker Knight & The Knightmares SO 900 Bullet Blue/SPV CD BOOONQDC18 (#21)
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Cried — Baker Knight & The Knightmares SO 901  
1956/Nov. 17
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30135 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Bring My Cadillac Back — Baker Knight And The Knightmares 100826 Bullet America CD 5001 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15733 (#24)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5716 (#20)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55093 (#22)
Bullet Cadillac LP 1958 (#8)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#5)
Bullet Fed CD 09 (#32)
Bullet Folkline CD 196 (#13)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 8507 (#2)
Bullet Pan American CD 56014 (#9)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#51)
Bullet Rhythm Bomb CD 5667 (#23)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I Cried — Baker Knight And The Knightmares 100827+ Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#4)
1957/Mar. 2
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30213 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Reelin' And Rockin' (Bippin' And Boppin' Over You) — Baker Knight, Vocal, With Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Ray Ellis 45-101330 Bullet America CD 5001 (#21)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#13)
    No rating Label shot When The Word Gets Around — Baker Knight, Vocal, With Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Ray Ellis 45-101328+  
1957/June 17
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30306 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Just A Little Bit More — Baker Knight, Vocal, With Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Ray Ellis 101327 Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#12)
    No rating The Value Of Love — Baker Knight 101329 Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#17)
1957/Aug. 19
Bb pop rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-30426 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Love-A Love-A Love-A — Baker Knight & The Knightmares 102992 Bullet America CD 5001 (#13)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#11)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample High School Days — Baker Knight & The Knightmares 102989+ Bullet America CD 5001 (#3)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#6)
1958/Oct. 13
Bb pop rev.
Jubilee (N.Y.)  5342 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample Ain't Nothin' But Love — Baker Knight / Musical Director, Rene Hall 45-JB-11414 Bullet America CD 5001 (#7)
Bullet Classics CD 736 (#9)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#10)
Bullet Lesley CD 04 (#3)
    No rating Label shot My Heart Cries For You — Baker Knight / Musical Director, Rene Hall 45-JB-11416 Bullet America CD 5001 (#28)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#9)
1959/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Jubilee (N.Y.)  5357 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample I Never Get To Kiss You Anymore — Baker Knight / Musical Director, Rene Hall 45-JB-11413 Bullet America CD 5001 (#20)
Bullet Lesley CD 04 (#17)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Wishing — Baker Knight / Musical Director, Rene Hall 45-JB-11415 Bullet America CD 5001 (#6)
1959/July 20
Bb pop rev.
Coral (N.Y.) 9-62132 
Auction history
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Just Relax — Baker Knight 107,163 Bullet America CD 5001 (#17)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15971 (#11)
Bullet Bop CD 004 (#28)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#1)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 8507 (#12)
Bullet Tiger LP 101 (#14)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 513 (#14)
    No rating Label shot Takin' A Chance — Baker Knight 107,164+ Bullet America CD 5001 (#1)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#3)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 510 (#17)
1959/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Coral (N.Y.) 9-62160 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Pretty Little Girl — Baker Knight 108,344+ Bullet America CD 5001 (#14)
Bullet Star-Shine CD 101 (#13)
    No rating Label shot Tag Along Blues — Baker Knight 108,343 Bullet America CD 5001 (#24)
1960/Dec. 26
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7814 
Auction history
No rating I Can Tell — Baker Knight L2PW-3311 Bullet America CD 5001 (#18)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#14)
    No rating Label shot The Beginning Of The End — Baker Knight L2PW-3314 Bullet America CD 5001 (#11)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#18)
1961/June
(Bb est.)
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7892 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Dum Dum Diggley Dum — Baker Knight / Orchestra And Chorus Conducted By Rene Hall M2PW-0144 Bullet America CD 5001 (#8)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#2)
    No rating Any Time At All — Baker Knight M2PW-0145  
1962/Jan.
BMI clear.
Kit (Tenn.)  102 
Auction history
No rating Whose Little Baby Are You — Baker Knight    
    No rating Bring It On Home To Me — Baker Knight   Bullet Folkline CD 424 (#8)
1962/Aug.
(Bb est.)
Checker (Ill.)  1023 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Hungry For Love — Baker Knight U-11799 Bullet America CD 5001 (#26)
Bullet Greasy LP 012 (#10)
Bullet Greasy CD 012 (#10)
    No rating Song sample House Next Door — Baker Knight U-11798 Bullet America CD 5001 (#16)
1963/Aug. 24
Bb pop rev.
Everest (Calif.)  2033 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample Big City Girls — Baker Knight LA 318 Bullet America CD 5001 (#10)
    No rating Song sample Look In The Mirror — Baker Knight   Bullet America CD 5001 (#19)
1964/Feb. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Challenge (Calif.)  59231 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Surrender To Me — Baker Knight 45-1008 Bullet America CD 5001 (#5)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#16)
    No rating Label shot Song sample When Somebody Mentions Your Name — Baker Knight 45-1009 Bullet America CD 5001 (#12)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#8)
1964/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Challenge (Calif.)  59260 
Auction history
No rating Label shot Song sample Apple Dandy — Baker Knight 45-1122 Bullet America CD 5001 (#25)
Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#7)
    No rating Good Evening Mr. Heartache — Baker Knight   Bullet Eagle LP 309013 (#15)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1980MCA (England) (England) CDL 8507LPRare Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1
1981Cadillac (Germany) 1958LPBoppin' Cadillac
1992Eagle (Germany) 309013LPHigh School Days / Baker Knight
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5716CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 4
1994Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15733CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 6
1997Tiger 101LP18 Knock Out Tracks
2000Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55093CDRockin' Cadillac
2001Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15971CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 9
2006Greasy (England) GR 012LPGreasy Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 12
Yeaah! 513CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 13
2007Blue/SPV BOOONQDC18CDChampion Records Story, Vol. 2
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008Rhythm Bomb (England) RBR 5667CDHot Rod Classics
2012Classics (Sweden) 736CDTeen Rockin' Party, Vol. 6
year?America # 5001CDThe Baker Knight Story (Singer/Songwriter)
Bop BOP- 004CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 4
Fed (Norway) 09CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 9
Folkline (England) 274- 196CDHardcore Rockabilly, Vol. 3
Folkline (England) 274- 424CDHod-Rod Rockabilly
Lesley JGCD 04CDJay-Gee Rock & Roll Party, Vol. 4
Pan American (Switzerland) 56014CDHey Girl
Star-Shine (United States) 101CDTeen Rocket Ride
Yeaah! CD 510CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 10


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Carmy1960@aol.com, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Gerd Miller, Michel Proost, Rockabilly Ranch, Perica Sucevic, Joe Wajgel, Peter van Wilsem, Bjorn Witlox, eBay, highnumbers


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