Harlan Lattimore

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A decent singer who was associated with Don Redman's Orchestra, Harlan Lattimore had a bit of a name in the black music world in the mid-1930's. His mother was an opera singer and, although he was involved…
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A decent singer who was associated with Don Redman's Orchestra, Harlan Lattimore had a bit of a name in the black music world in the mid-1930's. His mother was an opera singer and, although he was involved totally in the pop music world, one can occasionally hear a slight operatic influence in Lattimore's singing. He started singing regularly on radio station WLW and was featured at the Regal Theatre in Chicago for a year. Lattimore, who recorded with Fletcher Henderson in 1932, worked fairly regularly with Don Redman during 1932-40, never becoming overly famous but he was a popular attraction for a time. After serving in the Army during World War II., he retired from music. In addition to his many recordings with Redman, Harlan Lattimore led one four-song recording date in 1932 that found him fronting what was really Don Redman's Orchestra, just taking vocals on two of the numbers.