zaterdag 10 juni 2017

Nick Lucas - Painting the clouds with sunshine (1929) (Brunswick 4418 mtx LAE497) (78rpm)

Dominic Nicholas Anthony Lucanese (August 22, 1897 – July 28, 1982) was an American jazz guitar player.
Lucas was born into an Italian family in Newark, New Jersey. In 1922, at the age of 25, he gained renown with his hit renditions of "Picking the Guitar" and "Teasing the Frets" for Pathé Records. In 1923, Gibson Guitars proposed to build him a concert guitar with a deeper body. Known as the "Nick Lucas Special," it has been a popular model with guitarists since. In the same year, he began recording for Brunswick and remained one of their exclusive artists until 1932. He became known as "The Crooning Troubadour".

In 1929, Lucas co-starred in the Warner Bros. musical, Gold Diggers of Broadway, in which he introduced the two hit songs "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine" and "Tiptoe Through the Tulips". The latter became Lucas's theme song. The same year, Lucas was featured in the studio's all-star revue, The Show of Shows. Lucas turned down Warner Bros. seven-year contract offer, which went instead to fellow crooner Dick Powell.

Nick Lucas - Painting  the clouds with Sunshine

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