If you ever wondered who that was whistling that tune for the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team theme song, well it's Freeman Davis aka Brother Bones, who was born today in 1902.
A fairly obscure guy, he was from Montgomery AL and worked as a shoeshine boy before he recorded an animal bones & whistling version of the "Sweet Georgia Brown" standard in 1949, which is the version I grew up loving in relation to the 'Trotters. (Notably, the tune also utilizes the Novachord, a very early synthesizer). Brother's tune "Black Eyed Susan Brown" was sampled by De La Soul ("Pease Porridge").
He was also known in Montgomery as "Whistlin' Sam". He whistled, tap-danced, played four bones in each hand and also played with knives. He recorded a few joints, appeared in a few flicks and sang at Carnegie Hall and on The Ed Sullivan Show.