Baxter, Phillip C 1970-09-22

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In Tape 1, Phillip Baxter, band leader and composer (he wrote "Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas," made famous by Phil Harris), reviews his career and mentions many show business names and their accomplishments during the Big Band era. In Tape 2, he continues to examine pictures in his scrapbook.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Phillip C. Baxter

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: September 22, 1970

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background and early life reviewed, Early piano lessons recalled, Wrote "Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas", Discusses post-World War I career, Arkansas band remembered, Compositions named; work in Kansas City mentioned, Later moved to Houston, Brother lost movie role to Shirley Temple, Lists various band names, Describes night clubs in the 1920s, Anecdote on composition of "Faded Summer Love"

Tape 1, Side 2: Examination of awards, scrapbooks, and pictures, Show business personalities and songs remembered

Tape 2, Side 1: Examines show business personalities and songs in scrapbook, Recalls Ginger Rogers, Summer tours remembered by Mrs. Baxter, Death of son in World War II mentioned

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1940s

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