The Many Faces of Baby Face
From vaudeville to rock ’n’ roll
In 1926, a sweet little vaudeville number named “Baby Face” was recorded for the first time. It was performed by Jan Garber and his orchestra, with a vocal refrain by Benny Davis. Songwriter Harry Akst wrote the music, and Davis wrote the lyrics.
“Baby Face” became a performance standard, recording by various artists in genres ranging…