The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 100, July 1996 - April, 1997 Page: 380
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Opposite page: Phil Harris, Aug. 1939. Courtesy the Rosenberg Library, Galveston,
Tourism in Texas has become an important segment of the state's economy
in the twentieth century, and Galveston long has been a favorite tourist destina-
tion. In this photograph, band leader Phil Harris, who was a friend of nightclub
owner Sam Maceo, presented a free beach concert from Murdoch's Bathhouse
for 2,000 people. Harris, known as a man "with a mouthful of the South," loos-
ened his collar and sang "My Galveston Gal," "Three Little Fishes," and his trade-
mark song, "That's What I Like about the South." See David G. McComb's essay
about Galveston beginning on page 331 of this issue.
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