Leonello Casucci

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 Desenzano del Garda

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

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 W151148 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 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 E36057 10-in. 2/11/1931 Just a gigolo Harry Richman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Casucci, Leonello," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101228.

Casucci, Leonello. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101228.

"Casucci, Leonello." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101228

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