Artist Info

Wayne Cody

Whipped in his attempts to take over the identity of Uncle WIP, Wayne Cody was naturally much happier as the Jolly Man. The Philadelphia-based radio show host was particularly interested in entertaining children and wrote books and songs for young minds throughout his career. Cody also scribbled adult pop material that dealt with quite typical themes of the '40s such as romance and World War II. From where he sat in his role as a disc jockey, he might have been ethically bound from promoting his own material, but had no qualms about scouting out talent other than his own in his sideline as an A&R man for record producers such as Joe Davis.