HARRY "SWEETS" EDISON

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Harry "Sweets" Edison (1915-1999) A master trumpet accompanist. Born in Ohio and raised in Kentucky, Harry was introduced to music by his uncle. He picked up the trumpet at age 12. Went to New York and joined Count Basie in 1937. He became a prominent soloist in the Basie Band. Lester Young was the first to call him "Sweets". He played with Basie for 13 years, after which he pursued a varied career. i.e. - Orchestras, T.V. shows, musical director for Redd Foxx. He's recorded with Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ben Webster. Harry "Sweets" Edison was Jazz Society's Tribute Honoree twice - in 1983 and in 1992. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.
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Sweets
Swing 1956
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Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You (aka Blues For Basie aka Jazz Special... I Grandi Incontri)
Swing 1957
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Going For Myself (with Lester Young)
Swing 1958
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The Swinger
Swing 1958
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Harry Edison / Buck Clayton ‎– Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton (And Vice Versa)
Swing 1958
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Sweetenings
Swing 1959
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Patented By Edison
Swing 1960
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Mr. Swing
Swing 1960
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"Sweets" Edison And "Lockjaw" Davis : Jawbreakers (aka Swing Masters)
Swing 1962
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Sweets For The Sweet
Swing 1964
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For The Sweet Taste Of Love
Swing 1964
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When Lights Are Low
Swing 1966
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Home With Sweets
Swing 1974
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Edison's Lights
Swing 1976
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Harry "Sweets" Edison , Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis · Richard Boone, Leonardo Pedersens Jazzkapel
Swing 1977
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Simply Sweets
Swing 1978
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Seven Eleven (aka Harry "Sweets" Edison aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 53)
Swing 1979
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Harry Edison & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis ‎: Vol. 2 Opus Funk
Swing 1982
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Blues For Lovers
Swing 1983
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Harry "Sweets" Edison & Claes Crona ‎: Meeting In Stockholm
Swing 1985
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For My Pals
Swing 1988
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Can't Get Out Of This Mood
Swing 1990
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Harry "Sweets" Edison & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis :In Copenhagen
Swing 1997
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Harry «Sweets» Edison, Earl «Fatha» Hines : Just You, Just Me
Swing 2002

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Harry Edison at The Haig (aka 'Sweets' At The Haig)
Swing 1953

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The Inventive Mr. Edison
Swing 1960
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Just Friends
Swing 1976
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Harry Edison All-Stars ‎– 'S Wonderful : Live At Club House 33
Swing 1983
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There'll Never Be Another You!
Swing 1986
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Harry "Sweets" Edison And The Golden Horns : Live At The Iridium
Swing 1997
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Nice Jazz 1978
Hard Bop 2017

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Harry 'Sweets' Edison & Jimmy Forrest ‎: Sweet Tracks
Swing 1978
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The Best Of Harry Edison
Swing 1980
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Harry "Sweets" Edison & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis : Sweets & Jaws
Swing 1987
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The Swinger and Mr. Swing
Swing 1999
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Complete at Midnight & at Riverside Sessions
Swing 2004
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The Swinger - Complete 1958 Sextet Sessions
Swing 2009

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