Kenny Baker led an exciting West Coast swing outfit during the last half of the 1930s. He introduced vocalist Liz Tilton. Betty Van, Marguerite Lew, and Hank Hartiz also sang for the band. A vocal group called the Jitterbugs appeared with Baker as well. Many of his musicians went on to form the nucleus of Stan Kenton’s orchestra. Baker recorded several sides on the Keystone label.