A Man and His Dream

Go Fly a Kite

Telephone interview from Australia

First and Last Accents

'The Crooning Troubadour'
Rare recordings from the 1930s
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Nick Lucas - Regal Zonophone
Throughout the 1930s Nick Lucas appeared on radio and did some more work in films, appearing in 'shorts' for Vitaphone and Universal and in the latter part of that decade began working on the nightclub circuit and went on world tour. At the end of the tour (in late 1939) he appeared on the Tivoli theatre circuit in Australia billed as "The World Famous Star of Radio, Stage and Screen" and while in Sydney cut six sides recorded by Columbia Graphophone in Homebush Studios for Regal Zonophone Records. Titles recorded were: 'An Apple for the Teacher', 'A Man and His Dream', 'Go Fly A Kite', 'Good Morning', 'Over The Rainbow' and 'The Man With The Mandolin'. The arrangements (played by local musicians with Lucas on guitar) were simple but effective and Lucas was in fine voice. His unforced and gentle singing of "Over The Rainbow" is probably one of the better versions of this well-loved and much-recorded song.
Nick Lucas stayed in Australia for six months (probably due to the outbreak of the Second World War) and while in Melbourne he appeared on his own weekly radio program.


Nick Lucas - Vocals and guitar

Reg Lewis - Piano

Charlie Fields - 2nd guitar

Reg Robinson - Bass

Dick Freeman - Drums

Charlie Lees - Vibes


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