Harry Barris (Harry Barris)

Harry Barris

Singer, Songwriter. Born in New York City, he was best known for being a member of the Rhythm Boys vocal trio which included singers Bing Crosby and Al Rinker. A professional pianist at 14, he began touring with his own group by 17. In 1926, he co-founded the Rhythm Boys vocal trio, wrote the hit song “Mississippi Mud” and appeared in the film “King of Jazz” (1930). His other compositions included “I Surrender, Dear”, “It Must Be True” and “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams”. He also had a solo career performing with various bands, continued to compose and entertained troops during World War II. He died at age 57 in Burbank, California. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)


  • November, 24, 1905
  • USA


  • December, 12, 1962
  • USA


  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
  • California
  • USA

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