Hal Harrison and His Harmony Men

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A 1930s swing/dance band from the 1938 mystery novel Sudden Silence, the Case of the Murdered Band-Leader, by Cortland Fitzsimmons (New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company). It features Mary Dale of "the famous Dale Sisters Trio which had been associated with Hal from his early days..."

The novel mentions other band leaders in San Francisco: "Chubby Carlton, Rex Kingsford, Chick Stoner and Phil Martin." Phil Martin, also a singer, becomes a murder victim after suing Harrison, throwing suspicion on Harrison: "Phil Martin, popular San Francisco band leader and one-time member of Hal Harrison's orchestra to bring suit against Harrison for one million dollars."

Scat Miller plays tenor sax in this band.