From 1945, and the movie I Love a Bandleader, please enjoy original rapper Phil Harris and his signature -- and frighteningly proto-rock-and-roll -- song "That's What I Like About the South."
I bring this up because, as I mentioned yesterday, I've been listening to a lot of old Jack Benny radio shows of late, and Harris -- who was a regular on the show for years -- happened to do this on an episode I heard last night.
I should add that while these days, Harris is mostly remembered as the voice of Baloo in Disney's Jungle Book...
...to me he will always be the guy who had the greatest novelty hit single of all time.
In any case, I hereby solemnly promise that every post next week will feature new music by currently living people. You're welcome.
Have a great weekend, everybody!