“The Man From The South”
Ted Weems And His Orchestra; Arthur Jarrett, vocal
1929 (Victor 22238 B)
Ted Weems And His Orchestra – The Man From The South]
Ted Weems And His Orchestra; Parker Gibbs, vocal
1929 (Victor 22238 A)
Ted Weems And His Orchestra – Harmonica Harry]
Here is a Ted Weems record from 1929.
Almost every recording I have heard of “The Man From The South” has featured a really outstanding arrangement. This version is no exception – and is quite “hot” as far as Ted Weems records go.
“Harmonica Harry” is a novelty song which was a sequel to and, no doubt, an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of another novelty recording Weems made earlier in the year, “Piccolo Pete,” which became a big hit for the band.
Yes, this is a great arrangement of “The Man from the South,” and if I remember correctly, the verse makes it clear that he’s from the South Side of Chicago! There’s also a tremendous record of “Harmonica Harry” by Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra.
A couple of things: 1) Can’t find Weems-Parker Gibbs version of “Sing.” 2) I am having trouble signing back on the the site to post messages. Can you help? Thanks!