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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 76-100 of 183 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E36451 10-in. 4/9/1931 Now you’re in my arms Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E36452 10-in. 4/9/1931 Let’s get friendly Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E36453 10-in. 4/9/1931 I surrender, dear Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E36894 10-in. 6/30/1931 That’s my desire Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick E36895 10-in. 6/30/1931 When the moon comes over the mountain Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick E37237 10-in. 10/2/1931 Goodnight sweetheart Nick Lucas ; Victor Young Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E15919-E15921 10-in. 5/29/1925 Isn't she the sweetest thing? Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E15929-E15932 10-in. 6/3/1925 By the light of the stars Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E15996-E15998 10-in. 6/18/1925 I might have known Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E16025-E16027 10-in. 6/22/1925 I'm tired of everything but you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E16342-E16344 10-in. 9/4/1925 If you hadn't gone away Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E16345-E16347 10-in. 9/4/1925 I found somebody to love Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick E16943-E16945 10-in. 11/23/1925 Sleepy time gal Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E16946-E16949 10-in. 11/23/1925 Somebody won a wonderful pal (When somebody won my gal) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with cello vocalist  
Brunswick E17077-E17079 10-in. 12/14/1925 Smile a little bit Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E17080-E17082 10-in. 12/14/1925 Sleepy time gal Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E17136-E17138 10-in. 12/18/1925 Whose who are you? Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E17139-E17141 10-in. 12/18/1925 Forever and ever with you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E17742-E17744 10-in. 1/29/1926 A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E17846-E17849 10-in. 2/6/1926 Always Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello,and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E17850-E17852 10-in. 2/6/1926 I don’t believe it—but say it again Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E17978-E17981 10-in. 2/14/1926 Always Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with violin and cello vocalist  
Brunswick E17982-E17984 10-in. 2/14/1926 I don’t believe it, but say it again Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E18451-E18454 10-in. 3/12/1926 My bundle of love Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E19593-E19595 10-in. 6/16/1926 How many times? Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal solo, with guitar and celeste instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
(Results 76-100 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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