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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born January 17, 1896 (Ohio), Died September 27, 1965 (San Francisco)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1937
Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo, leader, arranger, composer, ukulele, guitar, director, vocalist, lute, songwriter, mandolin, piano
See Also: Len and Joe Higgins
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 902 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||director, instrumentalist, banjo, composer|
|Victor||BVE-36842||10-in.||10/19/1926||Lolly pops||Harry Reser||Banjo solo, with piano||composer, instrumentalist, banjo|
|Victor||BVE-36843||10-in.||10/19/1926||The clock and the banjo||Harry Reser||Banjo solo, with piano and celeste||composer, instrumentalist, banjo|
|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, with guitar and piano||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Columbia||81465||10-in.||1/9/1924||Blue Bessie||Bessie Smith||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Columbia||81470||10-in.||1/10/1924||Easy come easy go blues||Bessie Smith||Female vocal solo, 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reser, Harry," accessed March 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106771.
Reser, Harry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106771.
"Reser, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Reser, Harry - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n93010306
Wikidata: Harry Reser - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1586732
MusicBrainz: Harry Reser - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/d05dbc8b-b7ca-41a3-ba8f-dcfef2839ed2
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