Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 31, 1937: Phil Harris' trademark song 'That's What I Like About the South' first heard

March 31, 1937: Phil Harris's best song, "That's What I Like About the South" was recorded for the first time on this day.

Phil Harris was an American singer and jazz musician. Although he was a talented and successful orchestra leader, he was very well-remembered as a voice talent for different Disney movies like "Robin Hood" and "The Jungle Book," and also as a radio sitcom personality. His first sitcom was with Jack Benny. He also starred on a series where he met Alice Faye, who later became his wife.