His Original & Greatest Hits

Phil Harris

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASCD350

Release Date:  01 January 1999

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988035025

Genres:  Easy Listening  

  • Description

    To many people Phil Harris's fame started and ended with his role as the voice of Baloo the bear in Disney's Jungle Book. However this masterstroke of casting happened at the end of a singing career which started in the 1920s. This selection, which does cover his best and most popular work pre-Disney, dates from the 1940s, and many of the tracks will be familiar to anyone who remembers listening to radio programmes such as Children's Favourites then and through to the early 60s. Although by no means children's songs, they are for the most part songs that tell a story or gently satirise popular American culture of the time, and sung in a narrative style (the nearest comparison I can think of would be Rex Harrison without the English accent!). Considering their age the recordings are remarkably clear, having been carefully cleaned up and transferred to CD. An excellent hours-worth of nostalgia that you don't hear very much of these days.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Woodman, Woodman Spare That Tree
      • 2. The Darktown Poker Club
      • 3. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
      • 4. The Crawdad Song
      • 5. I'm A Ding Dong Daddy
      • 6. Old Time Religion
      • 7. Minnie The Mermaid
      • 8. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
      • 9. Deck Of Cards
      • 10. I'm My Own Granpa
      • 11. Now You've Gone And Hurt My Southern Pride
      • 12. Loaded Pistols, Loaded Dice
      • 13. Pray For The Lights To Go Out
      • 14. I'm So Right Tonight
      • 15. That's What I Like About The South
      • 16. The Thing
      • 17. Nacessity
      • 18. The Preacher And The Bear
      • 19. The Possum Song
      • 20. Never Trust A Woman
      • 21. Where Does It get You In The End
      • 22. 44 Sycamore
      • 23. It's A Good Day
      • 24. It you're Ever Down In Texas, Look Me up