Harry Raderman

HARRY RADERMAN (1883- 1939), a trombonist known for his ability to make his trombone "laugh" recorded as a member of various Victor stage bands from 1917 throughout the 1920's including Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band and Ted Lewis and his Band.

He also led Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra, Raderman's Novelty Orchestra, Harry Raderman's Orchestra, the Plantation Dance Orchestra, Raderman's Roysteres, and the Red Hotters.

Noting the success of the earliest "jass" record on which the Original Dixieland Jass Band musicians imitate various farmyard animals, other musicians created novel sounds on their instruments. Raderman made his trombone laugh. He showcased his laughing trombone in a composition titled "Make That Trombone Laugh." It was issued on Edison Blue Amberol 3965, Edison Diamond Disc 50637, Gennett 9031, and Okeh 4089.

You will find more details in "The Encyclopedia of Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925" compiled by Tim Gracyk.


Biographical source: "The Encyclopedia of Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925" compiled by Tim Gracyk.


 

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