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|
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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