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Will J. Harris


Lyricist, Producer, Director

(1900 - ?)

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Will J. Harris wrote the lyrics for Victor Young’s “Sweet Sue (Just You)” in 1928. The song was recorded by a variety of artists including Django Reinhardt, Ruby Braff, Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, actor Jack Lemmon, and even Tiny Tim. Johnny Hamp’s Kentucky Serenaders recorded Harris’ “Pretty Cinderella” in 1926, and ASCAP credits him with half a dozen other tunes but none attained the popularity of his effort with Young. Little is known about Harris other than he was a vaudeville director and producer.

- Sandra Burlingame


Guitar Genius

Django Reinhardt Includes "Sweet Sue"



Live at the Regattabar

Ruby Braff Includes "Sweet Sue"



The Jazz Singers 1919-1994

Various Artists Includes "Sweet Sue"



Twist of Lemmon/ Some Like It Hot

Jack Lemmon Includes "Sweet Sue"
Reading and Viewing

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Sean Penn

Sweet and Lowdown

Sony Pictures

DVD Includes "Sweet Sue"

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