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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 183 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E33431 10-in. July 1930 My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E33974 10-in. Aug. 1930 Don’t tell her what’s happened to me Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E33989 10-in. Oct. 1930 Wasting my love on you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E33990 10-in. Oct. 1930 Maybe it’s love Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E34017 10-in. Oct. 1930 Three little words Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E34018 10-in. Oct. 1930 I’m yours Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E34075 10-in. Aug. 1930 Just a little closer Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E34106 10-in. Aug. 1930 Don’t tell her (What’s happened to me) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E34107 10-in. Aug. 1930 [Unknown title(s)] Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E34108 10-in. Aug. 1930 [Unknown title(s)] Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E34197 10-in. 9/4/1930 The kiss waltz Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E34198 10-in. 9/4/1930 Go home and tell your mother Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E35404 10-in. 11/15/1930 You’re driving me crazy! (What did I do?) Crooning Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E35405 10-in. 11/15/1930 I miss a little miss (Who misses me in sunny Tennessee) Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E35772 10-in. 12/20/1930 Say “hello” to the folks back home Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E35967 10-in. 1/31/1931 You didn’t have to tell me (I knew it all the time) Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E35968 10-in. 1/31/1931 Hello! Beautiful! Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E35969 10-in. 1/31/1931 When you were the blossom of Buttercup Lane and I was your Little Boy Blue Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36029 10-in. 2/6/1931 Walkin’ my baby back home Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E36030 10-in. 2/6/1931 Falling in love again Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36031 10-in. 2/6/1931 Running between the raindrops Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E36424 10-in. 3/29/1931 I surrender, dear Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E36425 10-in. 3/29/1931 Wabash moon Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E36449 10-in. 4/9/1931 Can’t you read between the lines Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E36450 10-in. 4/9/1931 Boy! Oh! Boy! Oh! Boy! I’ve got it bad! Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
(Results 51-75 of 183 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lucas, Nick," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106430.

Lucas, Nick. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106430.

"Lucas, Nick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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

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