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|Birth name||John Rhea Lawson|
|Born||May 3, 1911|
Trenton, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||February 18, 1995|
|Genres||Jazz, dixieland, swing|
|Labels||Atlantic, Audiophile, Decca, Jazzology|
|Associated acts||Ben Pollack, Bob Crosby, Bob Haggart, World's Greatest Jazz Band|
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.
- Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 100.
- Yanow, Scott. "Yank Lawson | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
- Yank Lawson recordings at the Discography of American Historical Recordings.
- Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart: Profiles in Jazz by Scott Yanow