Saturday, September 4, 2010


I have never heard of Jack Harris before reading the article, but it is interesting: THE FORGOTTEN JACK HARRIS by Associated Press "Even in the late 1950s and early 1960s it was unusual for a radio station to have it's own studio orchestra and "radio singer". WJR in Detroit was one of the exception. A young vocalist named Jack Harris had a daily radio show. He also cut a few singles. Here is one of them. From the Broadway musical "Ankles Aweigh", here is Jack and the Dick Jacobs orchestra and chorus singing "His and Hers". Jack eventually left Detroit and moved to Los Angeles where he did some commercial work. He was sued by Bing Crosby Enterprises and ordered to cease and desist imitating Bing. It wasn't an imitation, it was his own voice. He countersued for depriving him of his right to a livlihood. Jack Harris faded away, and it is unsure where he is now."

1 comment:

  1. Jack Harris died a few years back in his 90s. He was my great Uncle. My Grandmother was Leah Harris.