Phil Boutelje - Piano

Phil Boutelje contributed piano on some of Nick Lucas' early recordings, most notably Lucas' original 1922 recordings of 'Pickin' The Guitar & Teasin' The Frets'. (Pathe Actuelle # 020794)


Teasin' The Frets

Pickin' The Guitar

Nick Lucas - Guitar

Phil Boutelje - Piano

Born August 6, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pa. was a pianist, songwriter, composer, author and conductor. He studied at the Philadelphia Music Academy. Working as pianist and arranger for the Paul Whiteman orchestra, and a military bandmaster during World War I. Subsequently, he was the music director for Paramount Pictures and United Artists Studios, and composed for films, usually on an uncredited basis. Joining ASCAP in 1930, his musical collaborators included Ned Washington, Dick Winfree, Harry Tobias, Rubey Cowan, Foster Carling and Al Dubin. His song compositions include ‘China Boy’, ‘Blue Dawn’ and ‘Lonesome’. He was nominated twice for Academy Awards, for Best Musical Scoring in 1939 for "The Great Victor Herbert" and for Best Score in 1943 for "Hi Diddle Diddle". Phil Boutelje died in Los Angeles July 29, 1979

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