This is legendary theatre organist Don Baker performing a medley of I Love A Parade, Two Guitars, and Liza, three selections recorded in the mid-1930's at the old Paramount studio IV/21 Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.
Don held the position of house organist at the IV/36 "Mother Wurlitzer" theatre pipe organ of the New York Paramount Theatre for an unprecedented 14 years, from 1935 to 1948.
He was known for an exciting technique and dramatic and extended song arrangements which are plainly evident in this recording.
Variations on a cantus firmus Op. 4 from Ten Pieces for Organ Op. 1-9 by Steven Monrotus, which consists of a Baker's dozen (13) variations on a fixed tune, is dedicated
to the memory of theatre organist Don Baker.
We offer our sincerest thanks to Virtual Radiogram for posting
this original audio recording for public listening on YouTube.