Lèon Jacobs and most of his band were from Liegè, Belguim. Jacobs was Baker's musical director and his bands accompanied Josèphine Baker until the late 1930s. Folies Bergères is located at 8 rue Saulnier, in the 9th Arondissement in Paris. Josephine Baker moved her show Théâtre Champs-Elysées located at 15 Avenue Montaigne, in the 8th Arondissement. In the show Josèphine Baker performed a "banana dance", in which she wore only a skirt fashioned to look like bananas. She was billed as l'Etoile Noire des Folies Bergère. On October 2, 1925, she opened in Paris at the Théâtre Champs-Elysées , where she became an instant success for her erotic dancing and appearing practically naked on stage. After a successful tour of Europe, she returned to France, where she starred at the Folies Bergère, Josèphine Baker does some nice scat singing on Then I'll Be Happy.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
After I Say I'm Sorry
(Walter Donaldson)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.032
Blue Skies
(Irving Berlin)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.042
Breezing Along With The Breeze
(Gillespie / Simons / Whiting)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.041
Bye Bye Blackbird
(Mort Dixon / Ray Henderson)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.033
Hello Bluebird
(Cliff Friend)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.041
He's The Last Word
(Walter Donaldson)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.042
I'm Leaving For Albany
(Tony Town)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.042
Pretty Little Baby
(Phil Baker / Ben Bernie / Sid Silvers)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.031
Tampikoe Stomp
(Louis Panico / Elmer Schoebel)
2-1927 Paris, France Odèon
A165.112
Then I'll Be Happy
(Cliff Friend / Sidney Clare / Lew Brown)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.032
Where'd You Get Those Eyes
(Walter Donaldson)
1-1927 Paris, France Odèon
166.031
Artist Instrument
Josephine Baker Vocals
Henri Durand Bass
Sacha Grauman Drums
Lèon Jacobs Trumpet
? Napolitano Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Violin
Marcel Raskin Piano
Oscar Thisse Alto Saxophone, Violin
Renè Lovinfosse Trombone