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Harry's Happy Four
Harry Cooper’s group also recorded as Sara Martin accompanied by Harry’s Happy Four. Cooper would go on to play in the Cotten Club Orchestra, The Washingtonians, Billy Fowler’s Orchestra, and with Leon Abbey Orchestra in Europe. Cooper lived and performed in Europe after 1928.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
A St. Louis Chant
(R.Q. Dickerson / Harry Cooper)
7-3-1925 New York, New York Okeh

Blue, That’s All
(Harry Cooper)
7-3-1925 New York, New York Okeh

Swingin’ The Swing
(Charlie Stamps / Earres Prince)
7-3-1925 New York, New York Okeh

Western Melody
(Harry Cooper)
7-3-1925 New York, New York Okeh


Harry's Happy Four

Artist Instrument
Harry Cooper Cornet
R.Q. Dickerson Cornet
Earres Prince Piano
Elmer Snowden Banjo
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