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Fred Baker

Back in 1955 or so, WBAM in Montgomery, Alabama featured Fred Baker (Wamble), who was born around 1917 in Double Springs, Alabama. His family moved to Birmingham in 1924. While there, he came to have a cheap Sears-Roebuck guitar to start whetting his musical leanings. In fact, they said he started playing with a group with Hank Penny who made a name for himself later in his career.

In a few years, he got a recording contract with Capitol records. His first release on that label was "Is I Is Or Is I Ain't" that had "Maybe She Would Like To Know" on the flip side.

Fred was also a part time announcer for WBAM in Montgomery when he wasn't doing his recording work.

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 41 (June 1955); American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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Rec. No. Side Song Title
  13421 A I'll Make up
  13421 B You'll Never Known 'Till You Try
  2970 A Maybe She Would Like To Know
  2970 B Is It Is Or Is It Ain't

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