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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 51-52 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C8253 10-in. 10/30/1931 Prisoner of love Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick TCL1506 10-in. 7/22/1931 I’m thru with love Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 51-52 of 52 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Columbo, Russ," accessed April 24, 2024,

Columbo, Russ. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from

"Columbo, Russ." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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