Lani McIntire

Lani McIntire (sometimes spelled Lani McIntyre, 15 December 1904 – 17 June 1951) was a Hawaiian guitar and steel guitar player who helped to popularize the instrument, which eventually became a mainstay in American country and western music. He played frequently with his brothers — steel guitar legend Dick McIntire and bassist Al McIntire.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15th, 1904, Died June 17th, 1951

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, songwriter, leader

Notes: Name appears on sheet music as "Lane McIntire." Name sometimes appears as "Lani McIntyre" and "Lane McIntyre."

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-54850 10-in. 6/30/1930 Why should I be lonely? Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with yodeling and instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor PBVE-54851 10-in. 6/30/1930 Moonlight and skies Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor PBVE-54854 10-in. 7/2/1930 Take me back again Jimmie Rodgers instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor PBVE-54855 10-in. 7/5/1930 Those gambler's blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBVE-54856 10-in. 7/7/1930 I'm lonesome, too Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor PBVE-54857 10-in. 7/7/1930 The one rose (That's left in my heart) Lani McIntire's Hawaiians ; Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) songwriter, leader  
Victor PBVE-54860 10-in. 7/8/1930 For the sake of days gone bye Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102424 10-in. 8/7/1936 The one rose (That's left in my heart) George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-013582 10-in. 9/21/1937 The one rose (That's left in my heart) Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Billy Leach Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017417 10-in. 11/26/1937 The one rose (That's left in my heart) Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-024461 10-in. 8/5/1938 Hearts are never blue in Blue Kalua Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-024464 10-in. 8/5/1938 Sailing away from the islands Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Columbia W142793 10-in. 10/18/1926 Farewell blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W142794 10-in. 10/18/1926 Stack o' Lee blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W142795 10-in. 10/18/1926 Most of all I want your love Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W142796 10-in. 10/18/1926 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62689 10-in. 10/17/1937 One, two, three, four Jimmie Davis instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62690 10-in. 10/17/1937 Have you ever been to heaven Jimmie Davis instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62691 10-in. 10/17/1937 The greatest mistake in my life Jimmie Davis instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McIntire, Lani," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106789.

McIntire, Lani. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106789.

"McIntire, Lani." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106789

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