LARRY ELGART

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Lawrence Joseph Elgart (March 20, 1922 – August 29, 2017) was an American jazz bandleader. With his brother Les, he recorded "Bandstand Boogie", the theme to the long-running dance show American Bandstand.

Elgart was born in 1922 in New London, Connecticut, four years younger than his brother, Les, and grew up in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Their mother was a concert pianist; their father also played piano, though not professionally. Larry and Les both attended Pompton Lakes High School. Both brothers began playing in jazz ensembles in their teens, and while young Larry played with jazz musicians such as Charlie Spivak, Woody Herman, Red Norvo, Freddie Slack and Tommy Dorsey.

In the mid-1940s, Les and Larry started up their own ensemble, hiring Nelson Riddle, Bill Finegan and Ralph Flanagan to arrange tunes for them. Their ensemble was not successful, and after a few years, they scuttled the band and sold
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LARRY ELGART Impressions Of Outer Space album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Impressions Of Outer Space
Progressive Big Band 1953
LARRY ELGART Until The Real Thing Comes Along ... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Until The Real Thing Comes Along ...
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1954
LARRY ELGART Music For Barefoot Ballerinas And Others album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music For Barefoot Ballerinas And Others
Exotica 1955
LARRY ELGART New Sounds At The Roosevelt (aka Dance Band aka Let My People Swing) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Sounds At The Roosevelt (aka Dance Band aka Let My People Swing)
Big Band 1959
LARRY ELGART Larry Elgart And His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Larry Elgart And His Orchestra
Big Band 1959
LARRY ELGART Music from the Broadway Hit Production Saratoga album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music from the Broadway Hit Production Saratoga
Big Band 1959
LARRY ELGART Easy Goin' Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy Goin' Swing
Big Band 1960
LARRY ELGART Sophisticated Sixties album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophisticated Sixties
Big Band 1960
LARRY ELGART The City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The City
Big Band 1961
LARRY ELGART The Shape Of Sounds To Come album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Shape Of Sounds To Come
Big Band 1961
LARRY ELGART More Music In Motion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Music In Motion
Big Band 1962
LARRY ELGART Music In Motion! - 21 Channel Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music In Motion! - 21 Channel Sound
Big Band 1962
LARRY ELGART Flight Of The Condor album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flight Of The Condor
RnB 1981
LARRY ELGART Hooked On Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hooked On Swing
Big Band 1982
LARRY ELGART Larry Elgart And His Hooked On Swing Orchestra (aka Swing 3 aka Hooked On Swing 3) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Larry Elgart And His Hooked On Swing Orchestra (aka Swing 3 aka Hooked On Swing 3)
RnB 1983
LARRY ELGART Larry Elgart And His New Hollywood Band ‎: Latin Obsession album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Larry Elgart And His New Hollywood Band ‎: Latin Obsession
Latin Rock/Soul 1988

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LARRY ELGART Live from the Ambassador album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live from the Ambassador
Big Band 1998

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