Better known as a longtime actor who made his first film appearance in 1933, Phil Harris
was also a successful drummer and singer. Harris
played drums with Francis Craig
and led his own groups during the 30s, using the song "Rose Room" as a theme. Harris
was a regular on Jack Benny
's radio show for a decade from 1936-1946 and had his own show with Alice Faye
from 1947-54. He had a number of novelty hits in the 40s and early 50s. His jazz value is limited, but his '30s bands did have some good musicians.