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Harry Edison (I) (1915–1999)

Harry Edison was a composer, songwriter ("Free Eats", "Every Tub") and trumpeter in the Count Basie and His Orchestra between 1937 and 1950, then with Buddy Rich. He toured with Josephine Baker, appeared in "Jazz at the Philharmonic", and made many records. He joined ASCAP in 1959, and his other popular instrumental compositions include "Mutton ... See full bio »


(age 83) in Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Known For

Where's Poppa?
Where's Poppa? Soundtrack
Nights in Rodanthe
Nights in Rodanthe Soundtrack
Baseball Soundtrack
Urbanissimo Music Department


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 2008 Nights in Rodanthe (writer: "Jive At Five" - as Harry "Sweets" Edison)
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (writer: "The Monster" - uncredited)
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (writer: "Pound Cake")
 1970 Where's Poppa? (performer: "The Goodbye Song" - as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
 1944 Jammin' the Blues (Short) (performer: "Midnight Symphony", "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (1930), "Jammin' the Blues" - uncredited)
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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
 1972 Lady Sings the Blues (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
 1967 Urbanissimo (Short) (musician: soloist - as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
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 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 8 (voice)
 1972 Dig (Short)
Uncle Igneous (voice, as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
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 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Nat King Cole: Loved in Return (1998) ... Himself (as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
 1992 Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story (Documentary)
 1990 Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
 1986 Blues for Central Avenue (Documentary)
Himself (as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
 1973 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Jazz Trumpet Player
- Episode #12.177 (1973) ... Himself - Jazz Trumpet Player (as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
 1959 One Night Stand: The World of Lenny Bruce (TV Special documentary)
 1944 Jammin' the Blues (Short)
Himself - on Trumpet

Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Sweets for the Sweet" (VCL)

Alternate Names:

Harry 'Sweets' Edison

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