Baby Face (1926 song)
|Recorded by||Jan Garber, Al Jolson, The Revelers, Harold Arlen, Little Richard, Elis Regina, Bobby Darin, Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps, Vampire Rodents, Paul McCartney|
|Performed by||The Kinks|
Recorded by many
"Baby Face" was performed and recorded by many recording artists of the time, including Al Jolson. It has remained a commonly performed song.
In 1962 American singer Bobby Darin recorded a version as a single.
In 1967 a refrain was mixed with the Hallelujah chorus in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
In late 1975, disco studio group Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps recorded a version of the song where it peaked at number two for two weeks on the disco chart. This version also went to #32 on the soul chart and #14 on the Hot 100 during the winter of 1976. In the UK Singles Chart, it peaked at #12, in February 1976, spending 7 weeks within the Top 50.
Other major recordings of the song have been (listed alphabetically) by:
- Al Jolson performing "Baby Face" on YouTube
- Brenda Lee's version over clips of Judy Garland on YouTube
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 356.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 282.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 632.