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Elliot Lawrence(2)

May 18.2016

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Photo above of WCAU Building

His father, Stan Lee Broza, worked in radio. He was one of the people who started WCAU in Philadelphia.

WCAU was an affiliate of CBS network.

In the early 1930s, his father had a well-known children’s radio show called the Horn & Hardart Children’s Hour.

In New York in the 1940s, WCAU broadcasted ‘The Children’s Hour’.

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Photo above of Buddy De Franco and Leonard De Franco

WCAU had adopted the talented children including Buddy DeFranco for the Horn & Hardart  Children’s Hour.

When he was 10, he got up in front of the band and conduct.

Two years later, he started a small rehearsal band in his home.

Buddy DeFranco and his older brother Leonard were in the band.

 

Elliot Lawrence(1)

May 17.2016

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Recently I purchased rare jazz records.

The leader’s name of this record is Elliot Lawrence.

He was born February 14, 1925 in Philadelphia.

Fortunately he is alive and still healthy.

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His recordings had superb swing and sensitivity, especially on Gerry Mulligan’s arrangements.

Also In early ’50s he adopted terrific arrangements by Johnny Mandel, Al Cohn and Tiny Kahn.

In Japan, his orchestra was famous with Gerry Mulligan’s arrangements.

This work has also been re-released several times in the past .

But I think his achievements should be evaluated more in Japan.

This week I want to post his achievements.
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