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 sometimes appears as "Lani McIntyre," "Lane McIntire," 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 September 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106789.

McIntire, Lani. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106789.

"McIntire, Lani." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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