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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 201-225 of 885 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-70231 10-in. Oct. 1921 Everybody step Rega Dance Orchestra ; Harry Reser Banjo solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh S-70278 10-in. Oct. 1921 Bimini Bay Rega Dance Orchestra ; Harry Reser Banjo solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh S-70411 10-in. Jan. 1922 Crazy Joe Harry Reser Banjo solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh S-70583 10-in. Apr. 1922 Kitten on the keys Larry Briers ; Okeh Trio ; Harry Reser Instrumental trio instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh S-70599 10-in. Apr. 1922 One sweet smile Nathan Glantz ; Okeh Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh S-70907 10-in. Oct. 1922 When those finale hoppers start hopping around Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-70908 10-in. Oct. 1922 I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-70974 10-in. Nov. 1922 Choo-choo blues Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-70975 10-in. Nov. 1922 All muddled up Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-71318 10-in. Feb. 1923 Sugar blues Frank E. Banta ; Harry Reser Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh S-71319 10-in. Feb. 1923 Turkey in the straw Harry Reser Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh S-71887 10-in. Sept. 1923 The black sheep blues Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-71888 10-in. Sept. 1923 Oh you little sun-uv-er-gun Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh S-72107 10-in. Nov. 1923 Lolly pops Harry Reser Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo, composer  
OKeh S-72108 10-in. Nov. 1923 Easy goin' Harry Reser Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo, composer  
OKeh S-72125 10-in. Nov. 1923 Say it with a ukulele Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones ; Harry Reser Male vocal duet, with ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
OKeh S-72126 Not documented Nov. 1923 [Unknown title(s)] Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
OKeh S-72218 10-in. Dec. 1923 When you and I were young Harry Reser Quartet Instrumental quartet leader  
OKeh S-72219 10-in. Dec. 1923 Southland medley Harry Reser Quartet Instrumental quartet leader  
OKeh S-72382 10-in. Mar. 1924 Why did I kiss that girl? Okeh Syncopators Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-72383 10-in. Mar. 1924 Nobody's sweetheart Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-72424 10-in. Apr. 1924 You can take me away from Dixie (But you can't take Dixie from me) National Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh S-72488 10-in. Apr. 1924 Shine Okeh Syncopators Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-72489 10-in. Apr. 1924 Savannah (The Georgianna blues) Okeh Syncopators Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh S-72490 10-in. May 1924 Back in Hackensack, New Jersey Vernon Dalhart ; Harry Reser ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
(Results 201-225 of 885 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reser, Harry," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106771.

Reser, Harry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106771.

"Reser, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

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