Nick Lucas had been recording for Accent
Records for thirteen years when his first long-playing record for
the company, Souvenir Album, was released in the fall of 1968.
While the singles Nick did for Accent Records contained orchestra
backing, this album reverted to the style which made him famous
on Brunswick Records in the 1920's—that of just Nick and
his guitar with some piano accompaniment by Scott Seeley, the owner
of Accent Records. Nick Lucas was 71 years old at the time these
songs were recorded and from listening to this CD it is obvious
he was in fine voice and that he deserved his reputation of being
one of the greatest guitar players of the 20th century.
The Souvenir Album made its debut on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show
in 1968 on the program which Nick was a guest along with Tiny Tim,
who announced his engagement to Miss Vicky, which lead to their
wedding the next year on the Tonight Show's highest rated program;
Nick Lucas was also a guest on that show.
This album album was very popular and was available as an LP for
well over 25 years. Now available on CD!