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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 22, 1897 (Newark), Died July 28, 1982 (Colorado Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1957

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

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

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 183 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 E27692 10-in. 6/11/1928 For old times’ sake Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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  
Brunswick E27837 10-in. 7/6/1928 For old times’ sake Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E27955 10-in. 8/2/1928 Someday somewhere (We'll meet again) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and organ instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E27956 10-in. 8/2/1928 Chiquita Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and organ instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E28882 10-in. 12/7/1928 My Tonia Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and orchestra; without vocal (take G) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E28883 10-in. 12/7/1928 The song I love Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and orchestra instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E29000 10-in. 12/19/1928 I’ll get by (As long as I have you) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E29001 10-in. 12/19/1928 How about me? Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E29012 10-in. 12/28/1928 When the world is at rest Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E29013 10-in. 12/28/1928 I’ll never ask for more Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E30365 10-in. July 1929 Ich liebe dich (I love you) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E30366 10-in. July 1929 Until the end Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E30367 10-in. July 1929 Where are you, dream girl? Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E30368 10-in. July 1929 Sweetheart’s holiday Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E30394 10-in. July 1929 My song of the Nile Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E30395 10-in. July 1929 [Unknown title(s)] Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E30535 10-in. Sept. 1929 Where are you dream girl? Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E33039 10-in. June 1930 Dancing with tears in my eyes Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E33040 10-in. June 1930 Telling it to the daisies (But it never gets back to you) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E33292 10-in. June 1930 My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E33293 10-in. June 1930 Singing a song to the stars Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E33430 10-in. July 1930 Singing a song to the stars Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
(Results 26-50 of 183 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lucas, Nick," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106430.

Lucas, Nick. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106430.

"Lucas, Nick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.

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

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