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Yank Lawson

A thrilling Dixieland trumpeter with an attractive tone and solid melodic concepts, Yank Lawson was a favorite attraction for the Dixieland picture for many years. He was with Ben Pollack’s music group during 1933-1935 so when it split up, he was among the many sidemen who became founding people from …

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World’s Greatest Jazz Band

This all-star group was founded in 1968 by Dick Gibson at his sixth annual Jazz Party. Regardless of the impossibility of living up to its outrageous name, the music group was indeed the best possible in Dixieland/traditional jazz. Co-led by Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart, and in addition offering Billy …

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