Les Elgart

    Les Elgart

    • Les Elgart
    Les Elgart

    Les Elgart

    • Les Elgart

    Les Elgart

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    Bandstand Boogie (Album Version)Les Elgart
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        Along with his brother Larry, trumpeter Les Elgart led one of the more popular swing orchestras of the '50s. His smooth, tightly arranged sound helped keep the declining big band style alive on the charts for a little while longer, and his later reunions with Larry often produced stylistic detours into contemporary easy listening trends. Elgart was born August 3, 1917, in New Haven, CT, to parents who both played the piano; he took up the trumpet in his early teens and was alrea... Read more

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