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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 226-250 of 466 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152031 10-in. 12/8/1931 Too late Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians ; Kate Smith Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152032 10-in. 12/8/1931 River, stay 'way from my door Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians ; Kate Smith Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia 98711 12-in. 6/24/1930 St. Louis blues Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 98721 12-in. 10/1/1930 Stephen Foster medley Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 98722 12-in. 10/1/1930 St. Louis blues Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble leader  
OKeh W402496 10-in. 7/8/1929 Joe College Morelli's Bohemians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick C2058 10-in. 7/14/1928 My darling Melba Caldwell Female vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and piano composer  
Brunswick C2187 10-in. 8/9/1928 My darling Melba Caldwell Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick C586-C587 10-in. 9/8/1926 Broken-hearted Sue Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C588-C589 10-in. 9/8/1926 Too many kisses in the summer (Bring too many tears in the Fall) Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Decca 38290 10-in. 8/13/1934 Down by the old mill stream Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38291 12-in. 8/13/1934 St. Louis blues Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38292 10-in. 8/13/1934 Moonglow Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38293 10-in. 8/13/1934 Have a little dream on me Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38443 10-in. 8/27/1934 Love in bloom Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38444 10-in. 8/27/1934 Stars fell in Alabama Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38445 10-in. 8/27/1934 Blue in love Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38446 12-in. 8/27/1934 Medley from Roberta Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38447 10-in. 8/27/1934 Give me a heart to sing to Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38448 10-in. 8/27/1934 I saw stars Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38909 10-in. 10/29/1934 Winter wonderland Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38910 10-in. 10/29/1934 The sweetheart waltz Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38911 10-in. 10/29/1934 Stay as sweet as you are Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38912 10-in. 10/29/1934 Water under the bridge Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 38981 10-in. 11/9/1934 June in January Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 226-250 of 466 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lombardo, Guy," accessed January 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104411.

Lombardo, Guy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104411.

"Lombardo, Guy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 January 2021.

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

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