Gil Harris

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Little is known of this New Zealand-born friend of Tex Morton, who was sufficiently inspired by Morton’s success to go to Australia to record four sides for Regal Zonophone Records on 12 May 1939. A…
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Little is known of this New Zealand-born friend of Tex Morton, who was sufficiently inspired by Morton’s success to go to Australia to record four sides for Regal Zonophone Records on 12 May 1939. A talented yodeller (in the style of Goebel Reeves), he was billed as the Whispering Yodeller, and the recordings, which included fine versions of ‘True Blue Gil’ and ‘The Hobo’s Meditation’, suggested that he had a great future as a country singer. However, soon after making the recordings, he was offered a post with job security outside the music industry. Obviously realizing the unreliability of the financial side of life as a singer, he accepted the post and consequently disappeared from the music scene.