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Nick Lucas

(August 22nd 1897 - July 28th 1982)

Born Dominic Nicholas Anthony Lucanese in Newark, New Jersey he was a guitarist and singer remembered as the "Grandfather of the Jazz Guitar". Known by the stage name Nick Lucas his 1922 recordings "Picking the Guitar" and "Teasing the Frets" are widely acknowledged as the first jazz guitar solos to appear on record. At the height of his career Lucas starred in the 1929 Warner Brothers Technicolor musical "Gold Diggers of Broadway" introducing what would become his hit theme song "Tiptoe Through the Tulips".


Down Old Virginia Way (2:50)

How Many Times? (2:47)

I'm Tired of Everything But You (2:49)

Ji-ji-boo (2:47)

Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses (3:03)

Pickin' the Guitar (3:11)

Sunshine (3:12)

Teasin' the Frets (2:59)

The Only Song I Know (2:05)

Tiptoe Through the Tulips with Me (2:53)

Tiptoe Through the Tulips with Me (film excerpt) (3:47)

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