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Guy Lombardo

Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian-American bandleader and violinist of Italian descent.

Lombardo formed the Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert and Victor, and other musicians from his hometown. They billed themselves as creating "the sweetest music this side of Heaven." The Lombardos are believed to have sold between 100 and 300 million records during their lifetimes, many featuring the band's lead singer, Kenny Gardner.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 19th, 1902 (London), Died November 5th, 1977 (Houston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, violin, director, vocalist, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 466 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-46061 10-in. 7/6/1928 My darling Frankie Masters Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-63318 10-in. 7/30/1930 Connola argiento Rosina De Stefano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-98425 10-in. 12/14/1935 It ain't necessarily so Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-98426 10-in. 12/14/1935 I got plenty o' nuttin' Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-98427 10-in. 12/14/1935 When a great love comes along Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98428 10-in. 12/14/1935 Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-98429 10-in. 12/14/1935 The broken record Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-98430 10-in. 12/14/1935 Alone at a table for two Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98855 10-in. 1/21/1936 I'm putting all my eggs in one basket Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98856 10-in. 1/21/1936 But where are you? Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98857 10-in. 1/21/1936 Too much imagination Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98867 10-in. 1/24/1936 Misty islands of the Highlands Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-99880 10-in. 3/13/1936 Desire Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-99881 10-in. 3/13/1936 You're "toots" to me Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-99882 10-in. 3/13/1936 Lost Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-99883 10-in. 3/13/1936 There is no greater love Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-100766 10-in. 7/2/1936 When did you leave heaven? Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-100767 10-in. 7/2/1936 Sittin' in the sand a-sunnin' Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-100768 10-in. 7/2/1936 Sweet misery of love Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-100769 10-in. 7/2/1936 On a coconut island Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-100914 10-in. 7/24/1936 A fine romance Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio director  
Victor BS-100915 10-in. 7/24/1936 The way you look tonight Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-101561 10-in. 5/5/1936 The scene changes Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-101562 10-in. 5/5/1936 Dream time Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-101791 10-in. 5/18/1936 The state of my heart Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 1-25 of 466 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lombardo, Guy," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104411.

Lombardo, Guy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104411.

"Lombardo, Guy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104411

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