Sources and Suggested Reading

Nick Lucas - The Crooning Troubadour and His Guitar.
By Michael R. Pitts. Pub 2023/McFarland.
A comprehensive biography covering Nick Lucas' career.[Soft cover 248 pages]

Hollywood Songsters
Singers Who Act and Actors Who Sing
A Biographical Dictionary
Second Edition, Three-Volume Set
James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts
Published by Routledge 2002
1200 pp, 125 b/w photographs
Index, Bibliography, Cross-references
Earch entry includes a filmography, discography
(of both LP albums and CDs), Broadway appearances,
radio work, television appearances and series, and a
full-page photo of the subject. A complete index of
names of performers, films and songs rounds out the
work. (Highly Recommended)

Popular Singing
An easy guide by - Scott Seely
Top Hollywood Vocal Coach
Pub. 1965

Singing For Money
The first complete method for "pop" singers
by - Scott Seely
Pub. 1965

Guitar Magazine
June 1974
Interview with Joe Pass

Focus On Film
No. 20 Spring 1975

Hollywood On Record
Michael R. Pitts and Louis H. Harrison
Published 1978

Guitar Player Magazine
Dec. 1980

Vol. 3, No. 43
Aug. 1981

Hollywood Songsters
By Parish, James Robert.; Pitts, Michael R.
Published 1991

The Guitar In Jazz
An Anthology by - James Sallis
Pub. 1996

The Rise of the Crooners
Gene Austin, Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby, Nick Lucas, Johnny Marvin, and Rudy Vallee
By - Michael R. Pitts; Frank W. Hoffmann
Pub. 2002

Biography Index.
A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines
Volume 10: September, 1973-
August, 1976. New York: H.W Wilson Co., 1977

Volume II: The Flaming Years, 1920-'29
Compiled by John Stewart.
Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1977

Whatever Became of...?.
Fourth Series. By Richard Lamparski. New York: Crown Publishers, 1973. Also printed in a paperback edition by Ace Books.

The Complete Encycolpedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900-1950.
Three volumes. By Roger D. Kinkle. New Rochelle: Arlington House Publishers, 1974. Biographies are located in Volumes 2 and 3.

Nick Lucas Scrapbook

Interviews Page

Who's Who in Hollywood, 1900-1976.
By David Ragan. New Rochelle: New Rochelle: Arlington House Publishers, 1976. The 'Living Players' section begins on page 11.

Encyclopedia of Vaudeville.
By Anthony Slide. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1994

One Thousand Great Guitarists.
By Hugh Gregory. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books, 1994. Distributed by Publishers Group West, Emeryville, CA.

One Thousand Great Guitarists.
By Hugh Gregory. San Francisco: London: Outline Press, 1994. Distributed by Publishers Group West, Emeryville, CA.

The Encycolpedia of Popular Music.
Eight volumes. Third edition. Edited by Colin Larkin. London: MUSE, 1998. Distributed by Grove's Dictionaries, New York.

American National Biography.
First supplement. Edited by Paul Betz and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002

Gold Diggers Of Broadway.
By Avery Hopwood, novelized By Eve Bernstein. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay "A Warner Bros.' Vitaphone Picture" Publisher: Efrus & Bennett, Inc. 1929

Ethnic Music On Records by - Richard K. Spottswood

Brunswick Records (4 Volumes) A Discography Of Recordings, 1916-1931
By Ross Laird, Publisher: Greenwood Press. 2001

The Decca Labels, A Discography (6 Volumes)
By Michel Ruppli, Publisher: Greenwood Press. 1996

The Star Ledger, Friday, July 30, 1982 Pg. 24

Special thanks to:

Scott B. Seely for recording the voice and guitar work of Nick Lucas from 1955-1980, for going through his archives and answering my endless questions about Nick Lucas and his recording career with Accent Records and for being a true professional in every sense of the word.
Michael R. Pitts for, in the past, keeping me updated with corrections and new information, and also for sharing his knowledge of Nick Lucas' life through his friendship and interviews he had with Mr.Lucas. For donating the test pressing from the Nick Lucas estate of "I'm Blue For You" / "Our San Deigo". Thanks for writing all the fine articles and books that have supplied a plethora of information on Nick Lucas. 
Jim Bedoian of Take Two Records
Richard W. Pierson

Jas Obrecht -

Renny Lucanese, and Emily Bissell for the "phone interviews".

Kathy Virgin

Fred Palma

Alton Elliott for spending hours and hours researching and running all over the country for me collecting hard to find material and for helping me maintain the site.

Richard Harris at The University Of California for sharing his information of
The Three Vagrants,
(John Bergamasco, the leader of the Vagrants, was Richard's grandfather) and for supplying us with the mp3s - "This Song Is For You" and "The Little Fishermaid". .

Danny Willis of Richmond, Virginia for allowing us to access his rare collection of the following titles: "We Can't Go On This Way", "Strangers In The Dark", "Sailboat In The Moonlight" , "Dream In My Heart", "Old Timer", "Heart O'Mine", "Wasting My Love On You" and "Three Little Words".

Thanks also to Melody Man Records, Gold Hill Studio, Mix Masters Media in Antioch, TN, the folks at The Vitaphone Project, ASV - Living Era, Take Two Records, Soundies Records, ASCAP, BMI, Library of Congress, Newark Public Library, Worlds Records, Footlight Records, Global Recording Artists and GNP Crescendo Records and to everyone else who has written us with questions, comments and corrections.

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