Lonzo and Oscar

Lonzo and Oscar were an American country music duo founded in 1945 originally consisting of Lloyd George (1924–1991) as "Lonzo" and Rollin "Oscar" Sullivan (1919–2012), best known for being the first to perform the 1948 song "I'm My Own Grandpa". George departed in 1950, and Lonzo was later portrayed by Johnny Sullivan (1917–1967) from 1950 to 1967 and by David Hooten from 1967 to 1985, when the band retired (with some final shows performed by Sullivan and first Cleo C. Hogan, then Billy Henson, the latter of which eventually bought the rights to the name). Lonzo and Oscar owned a record label, a recording studio, and a music publishing company. The recording studio and the record label were called "Nugget". The music publishing company was called "Lonzo and Oscar (BMI)". Melba Montgomery's first recordings were released on Nugget Records in the late 1950s through the early 1960s. The songs which Starday Records released by Melba Montgomery in the 1960s came from Nugget Records. Harlan Howard recorded an album with Nugget Records. Danny Harrison, Melba Montgomery, and Darnell Miller wrote for Lonzo and Oscar's publishing company, Lonzo and Oscar (BMI).

Birth and Death Data: Born 1945, Died 1985

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2328 1/20/1951 Metro polka Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2329 1/20/1951 Wild women from the South Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2330 1/20/1951 I lithp exthept when I thay Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2343 3/10/1951 Give me an RC Cola and a moon pie Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2344 3/10/1951 I'm moving on Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2345 3/10/1951 I ain't gonna take you Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2415 6/22/1951 Jezebel Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2416 6/22/1951 It must'a been something I et Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2417 6/22/1951 I courted the sunshine Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2418 6/22/1951 Extravagant baby Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2419 6/22/1951 High cost of livin' Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2497 9/26/1951 Let's live a little No.2 Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2498 9/26/1951 The strange little girl No.2 Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2499 9/26/1951 Mona Lisa No.2 Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2500 9/26/1951 Charming Betsy Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2584 1/12/1952 Let old mother nature have her way No.2 Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2585 1/12/1952 Music makin' Marna second hand Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2586 1/12/1952 High heels Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2789 7/23/1952 Honky tonk sweetheart Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2790 7/23/1952 Goodbye little darlin' No. 2 Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2795 7/24/1952 Baby me baby Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2796 7/24/1952 Skunk skin britches Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2797 7/24/1952 Knock kneed Suzy Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2798 7/24/1952 Tell me was it worth it in the end Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2992 3/17/1953 One love for me Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
(Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lonzo and Oscar," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327913.

Lonzo and Oscar. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327913.

"Lonzo and Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327913

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