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Bob Harter info wanted

Thomas Stern 05 May 11 - 06:42 PM
Thomas Stern 07 May 11 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,999 07 May 11 - 01:59 PM
Thomas Stern 07 May 11 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,999 10 May 11 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,999 10 May 11 - 12:36 PM
Thomas Stern 12 May 11 - 10:09 AM
oldhippie 17 May 11 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,Kathy Harter 15 Nov 11 - 11:31 PM
GUEST,Chuck Pettis, Roswell, GA 23 Jan 12 - 11:12 AM
GUEST,Kathy Harter 21 Feb 12 - 12:02 AM
GUEST,Thomas Goldsmith 15 Nov 13 - 04:01 PM
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Subject: Bob Harter info wanted
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 05 May 11 - 06:42 PM

Can anyone provide biographical information for BOB HARTER,
and if living, contact information? Much appreciated!

I am aware of the recordings listed below - please
send any updates, additions and corrections.

Thanks! Thomas.

20th Fox 211                      45rpm 1961
FONTANA(E) H.346 267180TF          45rpm 1961
THE ATOM
THE LAST WORDS OF SAM HALL


Riverside RM 7537/RS 97537         LP 1962   
RAILROAD BILL
The Homesteaders (Judy Collins, Ronnie Gilbert, Bob Harter,
                   POSSIBLY Mike Settle, Walter Raim, -?????)



Liberty LRP-3330/LST 7330             LP 1964
Bob Harter Songbag   
Poor Boy                   3:13
Buffalo Skinners          2:20
Times Are Gettin' Hard    3:09
Great Mountain Train Ride 2:56
Portland Town             2:21
Hound Dog                  2:43
I Walk The Road Again      2:55
Fair And Tender Ladies    3:15
Blowing In The Wind       2:36
A Dollar Down             2:11
Pastures Of Plenty         2:30
Kentucky Moonshiner       2:27
Springhill Disaster       2:26

Liberty L 5506/SX 6606               LP
Liberty Hootenanny
Bob Harter -Fair and Tender Ladies


Motivation 0646
Spotlight on Latin America
Vivian Martin
Leon Bibb
Robert Harter
Robert DeCormier
Ronnie Gilbert

with The BELAFONTE FOLK SINGERS          ?????

with the ROBERT DeCORMIER SINGERS       ?????

DRIVE Golden GD2-47226                      CD 1998
[track 1-5 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - from GOLDEN LP 226, NOT Harter]
Old Mack, The Golden Firetruck
Told and Sung by Bob Harter
Featuring David Elliott as Story and Lyrics by Stan Werner
Music by Julie Mandel
Music Arranged and Conducted by Lew Anderson
Originally released on Golden Records (237)
6. It's Fun to Ride a Firetruck
7. When I Grow Up
8. Fire, The
9. Did You Ever
10. Pump, Pump, Pump
11. Old Mack
12. It's Fun to Ride a Firetruck (Reprise) - (reprise)


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 07 May 11 - 01:55 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 May 11 - 01:59 PM

No offense, but why do you need the info.


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 07 May 11 - 05:42 PM

Hello Guest 999,
I like to put a "Human face" to the discographies/resource documents I compile. In documenting the folk revival, many of the not well known players can add much information and insights into
the phenomenon.
If Bob Harter is still with us, I think it would be nice to know what he has done, other than the handful of recordings listed, and is doing currently.
I would add to my query - is this the same Bob Harter who did backup vocals on some late 1950's ATLANTIC sessions? and the ROBERT
HARTER who did voices for some 1960's animation???
Any information is appreciated.
Thanks, Thomas.


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 May 11 - 09:46 AM

Thanks, Thomas. I`ll dig later today on a better machine.


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 May 11 - 12:36 PM

Google

Billboard - 11 Oct 1947 - Google Books Result


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 12 May 11 - 10:09 AM

Thanks Guest 999.

Checking Billboard yields the Bob Harter recordings listed below -
are these the same Bob Harter? - Seems he would be a bit older given the date of the first listing. BTW Sterling is the label which first recorded Hank Williams.
Another communication indicates that Bob Harter is deceased, but no details were provided.

Hope someone out there can provide information, or leads....Thanks!
Best wishes, Thomas.



STERLING 211                      78rpm
CINDY
RAINBOW VALLEY
Bob Harter and The Ranchmen

STERLING 212    78rpm                                          
YOU DON'T NEED CUSHIONS TO PRAY
THE FIRST MAN
Bob Harter and The Ranchmen

[organ, accordion and guitar acc.
Billboard Oct 11, 1947 Record Reviews]



DANA 4001
BEYOND THE PURPLE HILLS
LULU
Bob Harter - The Wayfarers - The Ranch Boys
[Billboard Feb 19, 1949]

DANA 4002
CRIME DOESN'T PAY (Ken Hecht-Ted Weems)
T.E.X. FOR TEXAS (Bob Gregory)
Bob Harter and his Ranch Boys
[Billboard Mar 13, 1948 Record Reviews]


NOTARY RECORDS 1001
YOUR KISSES
THEY USED TO CALL HER MARY-*
The Bob Harter Singers with Billy Martin's Orchestra
* vocal by Gene Marvey
[advert Billboard Apr 22, 1950]


??1957
Decca 9-30209
Festival(Australia) FS78-1352
Purple Hills/Stashu Pandowski
The Toppers

Decca 9-30297
Festival(Australia) FS78-1582
It Was Twice As Big As I Thought It Was
Pots And Pans
The Toppers

[The Toppers appeared in NY nightspots and on the Arthur Godfrey show, consisted of Bob Harter, Ed Cole, Bob Flavelle, and Paul Friesen. Signed to Decca January 1957.]


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: oldhippie
Date: 17 May 11 - 02:47 PM

The notes on the "Songbag" LP indicate Bob played sax while at Juilliard; sang bass with the Chattaqua Opera Company; the NBC Gilbert & Sullivan Company; The Toppers (a male quartet feature on the Arthur Godfrey show), and with the Belafonte singers. Also sang on numerous film soundtracks and cigarette beer & toothpaste jingles.


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: GUEST,Kathy Harter
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 11:31 PM

Bob Harter (Robert Lyle Harter) was my father. He married once, to Theodate Carus. He was born in Lewiston, Idaho, 1922 and died in NYC, March 16, 1970.

I was 15 when he died, and I loved his singing. Unfortunately, our family dispersed soon after his death, and only now have I the time to research what he did.

He did voices for The Daydreamer (appearing on screen as the Evil Woodsman) and Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (an early Japanese Anime, ca. 1967). I believe he was in studio sessions with Buddy Holly about 1959.

Your info here is fantastic. Please feel free to ask any questions.


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: GUEST,Chuck Pettis, Roswell, GA
Date: 23 Jan 12 - 11:12 AM

In the late 1960s and early 70s I sang with Ed Cole in a Barbershop Chorus in Plainfield, NJ. Also sang with him in a quarter...don't remember the name.


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: GUEST,Kathy Harter
Date: 21 Feb 12 - 12:02 AM

What songs did you sing? My dad sang with Ed Cole with the Toppers, I believe. And I do think this would be the same man. Do you remember the Arthur Godfrey Show?


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: GUEST,Thomas Goldsmith
Date: 15 Nov 13 - 04:01 PM

Robert Harter is listed among background singers on Buddy Holly's wonderful recording of "Rave On," recorded in January 1958 in NYC. It's interesting to learn more about him.
This was the only session Holly did with background singing that was released under his name. Usually, such songs were released as the Crickets. The distinction between Holly and the group has been lost in time, but was important then.


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Subject: RE: Bob Harter info wanted
From: GUEST,Stacy J. Allen
Date: 21 Dec 16 - 01:47 PM

My mother is a second cousin to Robert Lyle "Bob" Harter. Bob is the adopted son of, George Earl and Mable (Bixby) Harter. He was born on, 2 July 1922, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho. He graduated 1939, from Yakima, Yakima, Washington. He studied music at Yakima Junior College, University of Washington, and Columbia University, NY, where he graduated. He went on to play with the, New York Philharmonic Orchestra. His father George was an a large man, standing 6'7" tall and was a football and track star in the state of Washington. Played center for Washington State University, from 1910 to 1915. George would go on to work for the state of Washington, as a horticulturalist.


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