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Harry Reser

Harrison Franklin Reser (January 17, 1896 – September 27, 1965) was an American banjo player and bandleader. Born in Piqua, Ohio, Reser was best known as the leader of The Clicquot Club Eskimos. He was regarded by some as the best banjoist of the 1920s.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 17th, 1896 (Ohio), Died San Francisco

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo, leader, arranger, composer, ukulele, guitar, director, vocalist, lute, songwriter, mandolin

See Also: Len and Joe Higgins

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 881 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36590 10-in. 11/13/1926 Steppin' around Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo, composer, director  
Victor BVE-36842 10-in. 10/19/1926 Lolly pops Harry Reser Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo, composer  
Victor BVE-36843 10-in. 10/19/1926 The clock and the banjo Harry Reser Banjo solo, with piano and celeste instrumentalist, banjo, composer  
Victor BVE-36877 10-in. 10/27/1926 Lay me down to sleep in Carolina Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-38421 10-in. 4/1/1927 Kentucky babe Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-38422 10-in. 4/1/1927 Mammy's little coal-black Rose Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and piano instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-41525 10-in. 1/6/1928 When the Robert E. Lee comes to town Harry Reser's Banjo Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-41526 10-in. 1/6/1928 Down South Harry Reser's Banjo Boys ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-03898 10-in. 1/7/1937 The "goona goo" Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03904 10-in. 12/24/1936 The goona goo Johnny Hamp Orchestra ; Jayne Whitney Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 80334 10-in. 5/4/1922 My honey's lovin' arms Harry Reser’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80571 10-in. 9/29/1922 'Way down yonder in New Orleans Blossom Seeley Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 80572 10-in. 9/29/1922 Mississippi choo choo Blossom Seeley Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 80729 10-in. 12/8/1922 Don't say good-bye Frank Crumit ; Phil Ohman ; Harry Reser Banjo and piano duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 80730 10-in. 12/8/1922 I gave you up just before you threw me down Frank Crumit ; Phil Ohman ; Harry Reser Male vocal solo, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 80826 10-in. 2/2/1923 Southern medley Harry Reser ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 80827 10-in. 2/2/1923 Southern medley Harry Reser ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 81274 10-in. 10/9/1923 Hawaiian love song Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra (takes 1-4); with guitar (takes 5-10) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 81464 10-in. 1/8/1924 Frosty mornin' blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 81465 10-in. 1/9/1924 Blue Bessie Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 81470 10-in. 1/10/1924 Easy come easy go blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140151 10-in. 11/26/1924 Ukulele Lou Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 140152 10-in. 11/29/1924 Insufficient sweetie Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 140206 10-in. 12/24/1924 Blue-eyed Sally Harry Reser's Syncopators Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140212 10-in. 12/27/1924 Underneath a sunny sky Harry Reser's Syncopators Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 1-25 of 881 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reser, Harry," accessed August 9, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106771.

Reser, Harry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 9, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106771.

"Reser, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 9 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106771

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