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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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 leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
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 leader, arranger, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-0423 10-in. 1/11/1947 It's a good day Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-0424 10-in. 1/11/1947 The 'possum song Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
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 leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-0471 10-in. 2/20/1947 Poppa, don't preach to me Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
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 vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
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 leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-0534 10-in. 5/5/1947 Crawdad song Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band arranger, leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
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  
Victor D7VB-0536 10-in. 5/5/1947 George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S, Robert E.Lee Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-0592 10-in. 7/7/1947 Smoke, smoke, smoke (that cigarette) Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-0593 10-in. 7/7/1947 Fun and fancy free Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-0594 10-in. 7/7/1947 Pappy's little jug Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-1362 10-in. 9/29/1947 Now you've gone and hurt my southern pride Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-1363 10-in. 9/29/1947 Ding dong daddy from Dumas Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-1364 10-in. 9/29/1947 Minnie the mermaid (a love song in fish time) Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-1365 10-in. 9/29/1947 One more time Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-1366 10-in. 9/29/1947 Some little bug is going to find you (food song) Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-1386 10-in. 10/16/1947 Look out stranger I'm a Texas ranger Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra ; The Sportsmen Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-1387 10-in. 10/16/1947 Old time religion Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra ; The Sportsmen Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader, arranger  
Victor D7VB-1388 10-in. 10/16/1947 Loaded pistols, loaded dice Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-1389 10-in. 10/16/1947 44 Sycamore Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D7VB-2744 10-in. 12/23/1947 He's his own grandpa Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-2779 10-in. 12/30/1947 Somebody else-not me Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D7VB-2780 10-in. 12/30/1947 Never trust a woman Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D8VB-3400 10-in. 3/9/1948 Deck of cards Phil Harris Recitation vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D9VB-0529 10-in. 2/1/1949 The mountaineer and the Jabberwock Phil Harris Orchestra ; Walter Scharf Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Victor D9VB-0531 10-in. 2/1/1949 Elmer and the bear Jack Benny's Quartet ; Phil Harris Orchestra ; Walter Scharf Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Columbia W152382 10-in. 3/3/1933 You've got me crying again Phil Harris Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152383 10-in. 3/3/1933 (Hi-ho-lack-a-day) What have we got to lose Phil Harris Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Columbia W152384 10-in. 3/3/1933 How's about it Phil Harris Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Columbia W152385 10-in. 3/3/1933 Was my face red Phil Harris Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal, leader  
Columbia W152524 10-in. 10/11/1933 My Galveston gal The Harmonians ; Harry Reser’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harris, Phil," accessed July 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102957.

Harris, Phil. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102957.

"Harris, Phil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 July 2024.

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