Biography
Jack Lawrence contributed lyrics (and occasionally music) to several of the most sensitive ballad standards of the 1940s, including If I Didn't Care, Tenderly, All or Nothing at All, and Beyond the Sea. Born in Brooklyn in 1912, he gained his first success at the age of 20 with Play, Fiddle, Play. Though few hits were forthcoming, he continued composing and moved to Hollywood in the late '30s to work on Westerns and musicals for Republic Pictures. After the Ink Spots took his If I Didn't Care to the hit parade, he assumed far greater leverage with his career. By 1943, All or Nothing at All became his second smash hit (though he'd composed it more than three years earlier) when the Harry James Orchestra with Frank Sinatra took it to the top of the charts. That same year, Lawrence wrote another standard, Tenderly, though it didn't become popular until the mid-'50s. Lawrence, also known for his strong vocal talent, performed on many radio shows. ~ John Bush, Rovi



 
Videos
Close
BASS TECHNIQUE AND DISCUSSION WITH DEAD WEATHER BASSIST JACK LAWRENCE
About Time [1997] - Jack Lawrence
BLUE ROOM SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Jack Lawrence "Silver Flying Machine" (featuring Critter & Guitari)
Mostly Acoustic Jack Lawrence Guitars
Steamboat Whistle Blues - Jack Lawrence 2021
"Eight More Miles To Louisville" ~ Jack Lawrence & Patrick Crouch @ Doc Watson Day Celebration
Jennifer Lawrence Interrupted by Jack Nicholson at Oscars | Good Morning America | ABC News
Download SoundHound
The only App that can give you results through singing and humming search!
You can sing any song from this artist to help SoundHound users find it!