Yank Lawson

John Rhea "Yank" Lawson (May 3, 1911, Trenton, Missouri – February 18, 1995, Indianapolis, Indiana) was a jazz trumpeter known for Dixieland and swing music.

Born John Lausen in 1911, from 1933 to 1935 he worked in Ben Pollack's orchestra and after that became a founding member of the Bob Crosby Orchestra. He later worked with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, but also worked with Crosby again in 1941–42. Later in the 1940s he became a studio musician leading his own Dixieland sessions.

In the 1950s he and Bob Haggart created the Lawson-Haggart band and they worked together in 1968 to form the World's Greatest Jazz Band, a Dixieland group which performed for the next ten years.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 3rd, 1911 (Trenton), Died February 18th, 1995 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1962

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, trombone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 457 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-027209 10-in. 9/22/1938 Sailing at midnight Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-027210 10-in. 9/22/1938 Stompin' at the stadium Skeets Herfurt ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-027211 10-in. 9/22/1938 Have you forgotten so soon? Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037134 10-in. 5/22/1939 Rendezvous in Paree Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037135 10-in. 5/22/1939 How am I to know Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037136 10-in. 5/22/1939 Is it possible Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037137 10-in. 5/22/1939 Well all right! (Tonight's the night) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037138 10-in. 5/22/1939 La rosita Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037139 10-in. 5/22/1939 All I remember is you Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037140 10-in. 5/22/1939 Judgment is coming Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CS-037141 10-in. 5/22/1939 Swing low sweet chariot Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-038105 10-in. 7/20/1939 Running through my mind Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-038106 10-in. 7/20/1939 Let's disappear! Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-038107 10-in. 7/20/1939 Stop! It's wonderful Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-038108 10-in. 7/20/1939 Hong Kong blues Skeets Herfurt ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-038109 10-in. 7/20/1939 Stomp it off Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-038110 10-in. 7/20/1939 The song is you Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-046042 10-in. 12/28/1939 I'm falling in love with someone Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-046043 10-in. 12/28/1939 Princess Poo-Poo-Ly has plenty of pa-pa-ya (And she loves to give it away) Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-046044 10-in. 12/28/1939 Love song of Renaldo The Ambassadors ; Californians ; Irving Kahal ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-046045 10-in. 12/28/1939 Roses of Picardy Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39562 10-in. 6/1/1935 Flowers for Madame Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39563 10-in. 6/1/1935 The Dixieland band-1 Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39564 10-in. 6/1/1935 In a little gypsy tea room Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39565 10-in. 6/1/1935 Beale Street blues Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 457 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lawson, Yank," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105431.

Lawson, Yank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105431.

"Lawson, Yank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105431

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.