Happy Birthday to Wonga Philip Harris (aka Phil Harris 1904-1995). As you all know, I am a huge fan of Alice Faye and Phil Harris, so it is only proper he is the inspiration today.
Phil Harris was a fabulously fun guy. He was a bandleader, singer, actor, radio star, businessman, I could go on and on. One of his most famous gigs includes bandleader at the Ambassador hotel. I have a record of it, but no player unfortunately. The cover is great though
Even though he did fabulous as Baloo in Disney's the Jungle Book, I love him mostly from the radio. He was on the Jack Benny show and his own show, The Phil Harris and Alice Faye show.
He also did some fabulous bits on the Dean Martin Variety hour. I could watch them a million times. They're hilarious.