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Nick Lucas

Dominic Nicholas Anthony Lucinese (August 22, 1897 – July 28, 1982), known professionally as Nick Lucas, was an American jazz guitarist and singer. He was the first jazz guitarist to record as a soloist. His popularity during his lifetime came from his reputation as a singer. His signature song was "Tiptoe Through the Tulips".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 22nd, 1897 (Newark), Died July 28th, 1982 (Colorado Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, songwriter, leader, banjo, composer, lyricist, arranger

Notes: Often sub-credited as "The Crooning Troubadour."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W140771 10-in. 7/16/1925 If I can't have you Kitty O'Connor Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia W142993 10-in. 12/7/1927 When you're lonely Small and Mays Male vocal duet songwriter  
Brunswick 11673-11676 10-in. 10/20/1923 Pickin' the guitar Nick Lucas Guitar solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 11676-11679 10-in. 10/20/1923 Teasing the frets Nick Lucas Guitar solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 14037-14039 10-in. 10/20/1924 Keep on going Dixie Stars Male vocal duet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Brunswick 14040-14043 10-in. 10/20/1924 Let my home be your home Dixie Stars Male vocal duet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Brunswick 14044-14046 10-in. 10/20/1924 Absolutely no Dixie Stars Male vocal duet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Brunswick 14047-14048 10-in. 10/21/1924 Birmingham papa Dixie Stars Male vocal duet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Brunswick 14079-14080 10-in. 10/22/1924 My poodle-oodle dog Dixie Stars Male vocal duet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Brunswick 14336-14338 10-in. 11/21/1924 Dreamer of dreams Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 14339-14340 10-in. 11/21/1924 My best girl Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 14347-14349 10-in. 11/22/1924 Oh, Mabel Oriole Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick 14537-14539 10-in. 12/23/1924 I’ll see you in my dreams Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 14540-14542 10-in. 12/23/1924 Somebody like you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 14543-14545 10-in. 12/23/1924 Because they all love you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 14702-14705 10-in. 1/17/1925 If I can’t have you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, vocalist  
Brunswick 14706-14708 10-in. 1/17/1925 My baby Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick 14987-14989 10-in. 2/18/1925 I’ve named my pillow after you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, vocalist  
Brunswick 14990-14991 10-in. 2/18/1925 The only, only one Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 14992-14994 10-in. 2/18/1925 When I think of you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E16456 10-in. 9/29/1925 Brown eyes—why are you blue? Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E27690 10-in. 6/11/1928 Marcheta Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist  
Brunswick E27691 10-in. 6/11/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E27721 10-in. 6/15/1928 When you said "goodnight" (Did you really mean "goodbye"?) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and organ vocalist  
Brunswick E27722 10-in. 6/15/1928 You’re a real sweetheart Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and organ vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 171 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lucas, Nick," accessed May 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106430.

Lucas, Nick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106430.

"Lucas, Nick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106430

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