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 26-34 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2993 3/17/1953 It take all kinds of people Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2994 3/17/1953 See saw baby Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 2995 3/17/1953 It can't be done Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 3167 11/4/1953 Jangle bells Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 3168 11/4/1953 Frosty the de-frosted snowman Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 3169 11/4/1953 Hey Jude No.2 Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 9843 6/6/1957 A fallen star Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 9844 6/6/1957 Gone No.2 Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
Decca NA 9845 6/6/1957 My tale is told Lonzo and Oscar Vocal group  
(Results 26-34 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lonzo and Oscar," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327913.

Lonzo and Oscar. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327913.

"Lonzo and Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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

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