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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 101-125 of 183 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E19596-E19598 10-in. 6/16/1926 Let me live and love you just for tonight Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick E19605-E19607 10-in. 6/17/1926 Sleepy head Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E19930-E19932 10-in. 7/26/1926 Looking at the world through rose colored glasses Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E20524-E20525 10-in. 10/26/1926 When you’re lonely Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick E20526-E20527 10-in. 10/26/1926 Precious Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E20562-E20563 10-in. 10/28/1926 Hello bluebird Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E20564-E20565 10-in. 10/28/1926 I’d love to call you my sweetheart Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E20566-E20567 10-in. 10/28/1926 Because I love you Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal solo, with guitar and celeste instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E20568-E20570 10-in. 10/28/1926 I’ve got the girl Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E21223-E21225 10-in. 1/18/1927 Put your arms where they belong (For they belong to me) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E21226-E21228 10-in. 1/18/1927 In a little Spanish town ('Twas on a night like this) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E21275-E21277 10-in. 1/24/1927 In a little Spanish town ('Twas on a night like this) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E21304-E21306 10-in. 1/25/1927 I'm looking over a four leaf clover Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E21307-E21309 10-in. 1/25/1927 High-high-high up in the hills (Watching the clouds roll by) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E21480-E21482 10-in. 2/10/1927 I'm looking for a girl named Mary Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E21483-E21485 10-in. 2/10/1927 Underneath the weeping willow Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E21825-E21827 10-in. 3/10/1927 Moonbeam! Kiss her for me Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E21828-E21830 10-in. 3/10/1927 So blue Nick Lucas ; Dave Rubinoff Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E22106-E22108 10-in. 3/24/1927 Side by side Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E22109-E22111 10-in. 3/24/1927 Why should I say that I’m sorry (When nobody's sorry but me) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E22144-E22146 10-in. 3/29/1927 Rosy cheeks Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E22147-E22149 10-in. 3/29/1927 Underneath the stars with you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, vocalist  
Brunswick E22385-E22386 10-in. 4/13/1927 Underneath the stars with you Regent Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E23857-E23859 10-in. 7/6/1927 Sing me a baby song Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick E23860-E23862 10-in. 7/6/1927 Broken hearted Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
(Results 101-125 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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