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Larry Elgart


Larry Elgart is apparently something of the unstoppable force in dance music group and big-band music, bordering on jazz mostly with the appropriation of varied swingy instrumentalists to fill up section rates. The Elgart name itself is normally legendary in this sort of music; sibling Les Elgart also fronts his very own, similar orchestra as well as the siblings collaborated over the Les & Larry Elgart Music group from the middle-’40s through a lot of the ’50s. The children’ mom was a concert pianist nonetheless it was probably a Connecticut musician called Hymie Shertzer who acquired the most impact early on, effectively pressing a still teenage Larry Elgart for the location of lead alto saxophone within the Charlie Spivak ensemble. When Les Elgart going for the Western world Coast close to the end from the ’50s his sibling took on main control of the music group they had previously distributed, guiding the moving lineup of employed hands through some great recordings for brands such as for example RCA Victor and Decca. Some four years afterwards, Les Elgart was merrily and energetically announcing that his music group was still heading solid and on the verge of conquering brand-new frontiers, in cases like this an Australian tour. Exotica supporters are enthusiastic about a youthful Elgart exploration, the 1953 10″ entitled Impressions of SPACE, in which Sunlight Ra is provided a operate for his intergalactic cash. A more latest Elgart recording may be the 2003 Bandstand Boogie.

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Full Name Larry Elgart
Died August 29, 2017, Sarasota, Florida, United States
Profession Musician, Bandleader
Nationality American
Siblings Les Elgart
Music Songs Hooked On Swing, Hooked on Dixie, Hooked On Big Bands, Jerkin' Around, Blues in the Night, Bye Bye Blues, Opus One, Tuxedo Junction, Hooked On Broadway, Out of Nowhere, La Bostella, Song of India, Poinciana, Cherokee, Skyliner, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, So Rare, Thunder Shake, I'm Coming Home Cindy, The Bobo, The Parks of Paris, Hooked on Swing Medley, Little Brown Jug, Beyond Gravity, St. James Infirmary, Let My People Swing, Caravan, A String of Pearls, And the Angels Sing, One O'Clock Jump, Sentimental Journey, Green Eyes
Albums Big Band Hootenanny, New Sounds at the Roosevelt, Switched on Swing!, Hooked on Swing 2, Larry Elgart and His Orchestra. New Sounds at the Roosvelt / Music from the Broadway Hit Production Saratoga, The Shape of Things to Come, Larry Elgart and His Orchestra. Sophisticated Sixties, Easy Goin' Swing, Larry Elgart, Larry Elgart and His Orchestra. Sophisticated Sixties / The Shape of Sounds to Come, Saratoga, Live From The Ambassador, Impressions of Outer Space, Let My People Swing, Larry Elgart and His Orchestra. "Visions!" & "The City". Music Composed by Bobby Scott, Bobby Scott/Larry Elgart - Joyful Noises/The City, The Shape of Sounds to Come (Mono Version)

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New American Bandstand 1965 1952-1963 TV Series composer - 45 episodes



Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bowling for Columbine 2002 Documentary music: "Bandstand Boogie" 1954
The Best of Bandstand: The Superstars 1987 Video short writer: "Bandstand Boogie"



The Jackie Gleason Show 1966 TV Series Himself

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