Phil Harris

Wonga Philip Harris (June 24, 1904 – August 11, 1995) was an American actor, comedian, musician and songwriter. He was an orchestra leader and a pioneer in radio situation comedy, first with The Jack Benny Program, then in The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show in which he co-starred with his wife, singer-actress Alice Faye, for eight years. Harris is also noted for his voice acting in animated films. As a voice actor, he played Baloo in The Jungle Book (1967), Thomas O'Malley in The Aristocats (1970), Little John in Robin Hood (1973), and Patou in Rock-a-Doodle (1991). As a singer, he recorded a #1 novelty hit record, "The Thing" (1950).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 24, 1904 (Indiana), Died August 11, 1995 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal, leader, drums, arranger, songwriter, speaker, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-68313 10-in. 10/13/1931 I got the ritz from the one I love (I got the big go-by) Lofner-Harris St. Francis Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor PBVE-68319 10-in. 10/14/1931 River, stay 'way from my door Phil Harris ; Lofner-Harris St. Francis Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor MS-76096 16-in. 5/5/1933 Phil Harris audition Phil Harris Radio program audition speaker  
Victor MS-76097 16-in. 5/5/1933 Phil Harris audition Phil Harris Radio program audition speaker  
Victor BS-78521 10-in. 11/9/1933 My Galveston gal Harlem Hot Shots Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PB-40 10-in. 6/20/1924 Panama Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PB-41 10-in. 6/20/1924 That's my girl Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PB-42 10-in. 6/20/1924 Bygones Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PB-43 10-in. 6/20/1924 Frantic Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBVE-1306 10-in. 10/14/1931 Sleepy time down South Phil Harris Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor PBVE-1307 10-in. 10/14/1931 Constantly Phil Harris Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D6VB-3127 10-in. 11/13/1946 If you're ever down in Texas, look me up Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D6VB-3128 10-in. 11/13/1946 Woodman, spare that tree Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D6VB-3129 10-in. 11/13/1946 The dark town poker club Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D6VB-3130 10-in. 11/13/1946 That's what I like about the south Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-0422 10-in. 1/11/1947 The preacher and the bear Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, arranger, leader  
Victor D7VB-0423 10-in. 1/11/1947 It's a good day Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-0424 10-in. 1/11/1947 The 'possum song Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-0425 10-in. 1/11/1947 Where does it get you in the end? Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-0471 10-in. 2/20/1947 Poppa, don't preach to me Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-0472 10-in. 2/20/1947 Necessity Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-0473 10-in. 2/20/1947 Ain't nobody here but us chickens Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-0474 10-in. 2/20/1947 Pray for the lights to go out Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-0534 10-in. 5/5/1947 Crawdad song Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal, arranger  
Victor D7VB-0535 10-in. 5/5/1947 (I've been so wrong, for so long- but) I'm so right tonight Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harris, Phil," accessed September 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102957.

Harris, Phil. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102957.

"Harris, Phil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 September 2023.

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