(September 28th 1882 - November 9th 1940)
Harry Raderman was born in Odessa, Russia (known today as Ukraine) during September of 1882 and emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1893 settling in Bronx, New York. As a child young Harry began playing trombone with Klezmer bands and according to census reports by 1905 was living with his uncle who was a musician by profession playing with Orchestras and at local theaters. Around 1917 while performing around New York City Raderman developed his trademark "Laughing Trombone". Ted Lewis acting as a talent scout for bandleader Earl Fuller the musical director for Rector's Restaurant on Broadway in Manhattan's theater district was first to discover the exceptional trombonist. With the immense popularity of the "Original Dixieland Jass Band" when Victor Records temporarily lost the group to a rival label the company immediately set out to find a replacement jazz band. On June 4th 1917 "Earl Fullers Famous Jazz Band" made their recording debut introducing to listeners both Ted Lewis and Harry Raderman.
A Jazz Holiday (2:53)
Make That Trombone Laugh (3:58)
The Flapper Wife (3:20)
Unfortunate Blues (3:07)
When My Baby Smiles At Me (2:51)
Yellow Dog Blues (4:09)