I’m Taking That Baby Home



Fred Godfrey & Hubert W. David — London: Worton David, 1926.

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I’m Taking That Baby Home

Listen to a 1926 recording
by Ronnie Munroe & His Dance Orch.


Very popular with dance bands in 1926, the semi-jazzy I’m Taking That Baby Home was performed by, among others, Alec Alexander’s Radio Novelty Syncopators, Circus Restaurant, Oxford Circus (London) (April 1926); Archie Alexander & His New Columbians, Tottenham Palais de Danse (June 1926); J. Hal Bryan, Central Pier, Blackpool (June 1926); Percy Bush & The London Aeolian Band, Oxford Galleries, Newcastle (June 1926); G.H. Carlisle, London, Shoreditch (January 1927); Dan Carroll & His Decameron Band, Birmingham Palais de Danse (February 1927); Chapman’s London Band, Sheringham (August 1926); the Cuban Band, Cosmo Club [London] (September 1926); Sid Davis, People’s Palace, Mile End (July 1926); Fred Musson, Roundhaye Park, Leeds (May 1926); the Gainsborough Band, Wimbledon Palais de Danse (June 1926); Billy Grant & His Kine Dance Band, New Cross Palais de Danse, London (July 1926); Gray’s Popular Ballroom Orch., Central Hall, Derby (September 1926); Norman Jackson & His Band, Finsbury Park Palais de Danse, London (March 1927); Miss Toto Maxter, Hector’s (January 1927); the New Georgian Band, Wimbledon Palais de Danse (June 1926); Ida Stanley’s Band, Palais de Danse, Edinburgh (April 1926); De’Aar Ternent’s Band, Fenwick’s, Newcastle (September 1926); and The Three Rascals, Chiswick Empire, London (March 1926). In addition, popular Australian-born Music Hall star Albert Whelan sang it at the Holborn Empire (September 1926, January 1927) and the Palladium, London (October 1927).



The Edison Bell Dance Orch.; Tom Barratt, vocal (Edison Bell Winner 4444, 1926)

Jack Hylton & His Orchestra; Jack Hylton, vocal (HMV B-5099, 1926)

Billy Mayerl & His Orch. (Vocalion X-9842, 1926)

Ronnie Munro & His Dance Orch.; Scovell & Wheldon, vocals (Parlophone E-5634, 1926)