Leonello Casucci (1885–1975) was an Italian composer.
Casucci was born in Pistoia, Tuscany in 1885 and he's best known for having composed the music of the famous 1929 hit song Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo in 1928, with lyrics in German by Julius Brammer in 1924, translated to "Just a Gigolo" into English by Irving Caesar. Italian version of the lyrics were published in 1930 by Enrico Frati with the title Gigolò. Casucci died in Desenzano del Garda, Lombardy in 1975, at the age of 89.
Birth and Death Data: Born December 23rd, 1885 (Pistoia), Died September 9th, 1975 (Desenzano del Garda)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1931
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBVE-61078||10-in.||3/2/1931||Just a gigolo||Bing Crosby||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67757||10-in.||1/5/1931||Just a gigolo||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-69649||10-in.||5/22/1931||¡Pobre gigoló!||Juan Pulido||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||[W]151148||10-in.||1/7/1931||Just a gigolo||Sid Garry||Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano||composer|
|Columbia||W151206||10-in.||1/13/1931||Just a gigolo||Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W151213||10-in.||1/14/1931||Just a gigolo||Al Shayne||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||W404420||10-in.||3/9/1931||Just a gigolo||Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W404814||10-in.||1/26/1931||Just a gigolo||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||C7121||10-in.||Dec. 1930||Just a gigolo||Lee Sims||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||C7195||10-in.||1/8/1931||Just a gigolo||Ben Bernie Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||composer|
|Brunswick||C7449||10-in.||2/16/1931||Just a gigolo||Lee Sims||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E35166||10-in.||1/15/1931||Just a gigolo||Brunswick Studio Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E35956||10-in.||1/28/1931||Just a gigolo||Roy Smeck Vitaphone Trio||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E36032||10-in.||2/6/1931||Just a gigolo||Ross Colby||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E36057||10-in.||2/11/1931||Just a gigolo||Harry Richman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E36140||10-in.||2/24/1931||Just a gigolo||Richard Jordon||Organ solo||composer|
|Gramophone||BM1525||10-in.||3/11/1930||Gigolo||Domenico Lombardo ; Daniele Serra||Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Casucci, Leonello," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101228.
Casucci, Leonello. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101228.
"Casucci, Leonello." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.
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