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Harlan Four or Five Times Ol' Boss Raleigh Randolph


Harlan Four or Five times, Ol' Boss, Raleigh Randolph
Instrument: bass
Description: P.R. photo


Known to most of his sidemen as "Ol' Boss", Harlan T. "Raleigh" "Four or Five times" Randolph, called his groups the Sultans Of Swing.


He set an example for the business side of the entertainment scene. His bands have always been popular and he demonstrated how to make a buck in the music business. "Ol' Boss", is a gentleman of swing.

Gene Walker
From the collection of: Raleigh Randolph

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC19-02

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Harlan Four or Five Times, Ol' Boss, Raleigh Randolph
Instrument: bass
Description: P.R. photo


Known to most of his sidemen as "Ol' Boss", Harlan T. "Raleigh" "Four or Five Times" Randolph, called his groups the Sultans Of Swing.


"Ol' Boss was even more influencial to me than playing with Fletcher Henderson, he taught me things that I have used throughout my life, I consider him to be one of the finest individuals I have ever worked with."

quoted by: William "Jimmy" Allen

From the collection of: Raleigh Randolph

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC19-04

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Harlan Four or Five Times, Ol' Boss, Raleigh Randolph
Group: The Sultans of Swing
Pictured L-R: Roixie poster in forground

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC21-33

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Harlan Four or Five Times, Ol' Boss, Raleigh Randolph
Group: Raleigh Randolph and his Orchestra
Description: Playbill from the Playdium
From the collection of: Frances Johnson

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC21-35

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Harlan Four or Five Times, Ol' Boss, Raleigh Randolph
Group: The Sultans of Swing
Pictured L-R: Harlan "Four or Five Times", "Ol' Boss", "Raleigh" Randolph,
Undientified, Unidentified, Norris Turney, Unidentified - rear, Jimmy Lenoir - Standing

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC21-37

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Harlan Four or Five Times, Ol' Boss, Raleigh Randolph
Description: Newspaper clipping, Saturday, January 23, 1964
From the collection of: Columbus Public Library

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC21-39

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.