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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 January 14, 1908 (Camden), Died September 2, 1934 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1945

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

See Also: Colombo, Russell

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73995 10-in. 11/23/1932 Street of dreams Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BS-73996 10-in. 11/23/1932 Make love the king Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BS-73997 10-in. 11/23/1932 I called to say good-night Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BS-73998 10-in. 11/23/1932 Lost in a crowd Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal, director  
Victor BS-84421 10-in. 9/28/1934 Let's pretend there's a moon Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021420 10-in. 3/10/1938 You call it madness (But I call it love) Dick Stabile Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-031225 10-in. 1/5/1939 You call it madness (I call it love) Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068770 10-in. 12/30/1941 You call it madness (But I call it love) Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0991 10-in. 12/18/1945 Prisoner of love Perry Como ; Russ Case Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BRC-Test-470 10-in. 7/2/1931 Out of nowhere Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W151786 10-in. 9/15/1931 You call it madness Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W151813 10-in. 9/25/1931 You call it madness (But I call it love) Smith Ballew and his Piping Rock Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W400582 10-in. 4/12/1928 I can't do without you Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W400583 10-in. 4/12/1928 If I can't have you (I want to be lonesome, I want to be blue) Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W400584 10-in. 4/14/1928 Back in your own backyard Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W402227 10-in. 1/10/1929 Everytime you smile Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W402228 10-in. 1/10/1929 Avalon Town Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W402229 10-in. 1/11/1929 My inspiration is you Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W402230 10-in. 1/11/1929 The song I love Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W402244 10-in. 1/17/1929 Glad rag doll Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W402257 10-in. 1/24/1929 A love tale of Alsace Lorraine Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W402258 10-in. 1/24/1929 I'll get by (As long as I have you) Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E37159 10-in. 9/15/1931 You call it madness (But I call it love) Mildred Bailey ; Casa Loma Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E37180 10-in. 9/4/1931 You call it madness (But I call it love) Anthony Trini Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37218 10-in. 9/23/1931 You call it madness (But I call it love) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 52 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Columbo, Russ," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103484.

Columbo, Russ. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103484.

"Columbo, Russ." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103484

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