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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 151-175 of 183 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C232-C234 10-in. 4/23/1926 I’m glad I found a girl like you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C1059-C1061 10-in. 7/26/1927 Sweet someone Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick C1062-C1064 10-in. 7/26/1927 I can’t believe that you’re in love with me Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick C1364-C1365 10-in. 11/22/1927 The song is ended (But the melody lingers on) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick C1368-C1369 10-in. 11/22/1927 Kiss and make up Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick C1370-C1371 10-in. 11/22/1927 I can’t believe that you’re in love with me Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LAE434 10-in. 3/26/1929 I’ve got a feeling I’m falling Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LAE435 10-in. 3/26/1929 Coquette Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and orchestra instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick LAE438 10-in. 3/29/1929 Coquette Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LAE496 10-in. 5/9/1929 Just another kiss Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LAE497 10-in. 5/9/1929 Painting the clouds with sunshine Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LAE498 10-in. 5/9/1929 Tip-toe thru' the tulips with me Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LAE503 10-in. 5/13/1929 Your mother and mine Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with cornet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick LAE504 10-in. 5/13/1929 Singin’ in the rain Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LAE505 10-in. 5/13/1929 When my dreams come true Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick LAE584 10-in. 8/7/1929 I don’t want your kisses (If I can't have your love) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 1282W-1284W 10-in. 9/2/1925 If I can't have you Palala’s Hawaiians Guitar duet (Hawaiian) lyricist, composer  
Edison 8398 10-in. 3/30/1922 Pick me up and lay me down in dear old Dixieland Don Parker Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison 8399 10-in. 3/30/1922 Georgia Don Parker Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison 10499 10-in. 7/14/1925 If I can't have you James Doherty Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Decca L 10431 8/8/1957 Painting the clouds with sunshine Nick Lucas vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 10432 8/8/1957 Tip-toe through the tulips with me Nick Lucas vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 10433 8/8/1957 Dancing with tears in my eyes Nick Lucas vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 10434 8/8/1957 Just like a melody out of the sky Nick Lucas vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 10441 8/9/1957 Moonbeam kiss her for me Nick Lucas vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 151-175 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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