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Russ Colombo

Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo (January 14, 1908 – September 2, 1934), known as Russ Columbo, was an American baritone, songwriter, violinist and actor. He is famous for romantic ballads such as his signature tune "You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love" and his own compositions "Prisoner of Love" and "Too Beautiful For Words."

Birth and Death Data: Born 1908 (Camden), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, director, songwriter, composer, lyricist

See Also: Colombo, Russell

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 46 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-54835 10-in. 5/29/1930 A peach of a pair Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70210 10-in. 9/3/1931 I don't know why (I just do) Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70211 10-in. 9/3/1931 Guilty Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70212 10-in. 9/3/1931 You call it madness (But I call it love) Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
Victor BRC-70215 10-in. 9/4/1931 You call it madness Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70224 10-in. 9/9/1931 Sweet and lovely Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70281 10-in. 10/9/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70282 10-in. 10/9/1931 Good night sweetheart Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70283 10-in. 10/9/1931 Prisoner of love Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Victor BRC-70953 10-in. 11/18/1931 You try somebody else Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70954 10-in. 11/18/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70955 10-in. 11/18/1931 Where the blue of the night (Meets the gold of the day) Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-71207 10-in. 12/29/1931 Save the last dance for me Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-71208 10-in. 12/29/1931 All of me Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-71218 10-in. 1/12/1932 Just friends Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-71219 10-in. 1/12/1932 You're my everything Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-72243 10-in. 4/6/1932 Auf Wiedersehen, my dear Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-72244 10-in. 4/6/1932 Paradise Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BSHQ-73017 10-in. 6/16/1932 Just another dream of you Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BSHQ-73018 10-in. 6/16/1932 I wanna be loved Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BSHQ-73019 10-in. 6/16/1932 Living in dreams Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BSHQ-73148 10-in. 8/3/1932 My love Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer, director  
Victor BSHQ-73149 10-in. 8/3/1932 As you desire me Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BSHQ-73150 10-in. 8/3/1932 Lonesome me Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BSHQ-73151 10-in. 8/3/1932 The lady I love Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
(Results 1-25 of 46 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Columbo, Russ," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103484.

Columbo, Russ. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103484.

"Columbo, Russ." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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