Lonzo and Oscar

Lonzo and Oscar were an American country music duo founded in 1945 originally consisting of Lloyd "Lonzo" George (1924–1991) 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 July 19, 1919, Died September 7, 2012

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-0737 10-in. 5/18/1947 Take them cold feet outa my back (before I kick you out) Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-0738 10-in. 5/18/1947 Old buttermilk sky Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-0739 10-in. 5/18/1947 Cornbread, 'lasses and sassafrass tea Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-0740 10-in. 5/18/1947 My adobe hacienda Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-1517 10-in. 8/18/1947 When you were sweet sixteen Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-1518 10-in. 8/18/1947 Poppin' bubble gum Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-1519 10-in. 8/18/1947 You blacked my blue eyes once too often Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-1521 10-in. 8/18/1947 There's a hole in the bottom of the sea Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-1522 10-in. 8/18/1947 Near you Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with comic dialogue and string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-1523 10-in. 8/18/1947 You won't do it no more Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-1524 10-in. 8/18/1947 Last ole dollar Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-2071 10-in. 11/14/1947 Ole mother nature Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-2072 10-in. 11/14/1947 Watching the girls go by Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
Victor D7VB-2073 10-in. 11/14/1947 Girls don't nag your husbands Lonzo and Oscar ; Winston County Pea Pickers Male vocal duet, with string band Vocal group  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lonzo and Oscar," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327913.

Lonzo and Oscar. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327913.

"Lonzo and Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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