Sidney D. Mitchell

Sidney D. Mitchell (June 15, 1888 in Baltimore, Maryland – February 25, 1942 in Los Angeles, California) was a Hollywood film industry lyricist and composer. He is best known for his collaborations with Lew Pollack on movie scores at Twentieth Century Fox in the 1930s and 1940s. Together with Louis Alter, Mitchell was nominated for an Oscar in 1937 for the song "A Melody from the Sky" which was in the 1936 motion picture The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. He contributed many songs to other films, and his work continues to be featured to the present day. He also served as a screenwriter for three movies and a director for the film Umpa in 1933.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 15th, 1888 (Baltimore), Died February 25th, 1942 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 197 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-21995 10-in. 6/18/1918 Mammy's chocolate soldier Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22286 10-in. 10/18/1918 Would you rather be a colonel with an eagle on your shoulder, or a private with a chicken on your knee? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22446 10-in. 12/4/1918 Mother, here's your boy Lewis James ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-23097 10-in. 7/29/1919 In Miami (Where Mammy's waiting for me) Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23199 10-in. 10/10/1919 Swanee shore Crescent Trio Male vocal trio, with violin and orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-24758 10-in. 12/22/1920 Now I lay me down to sleep Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25515 10-in. 8/16/1921 Saturday Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25524 10-in. 8/18/1921 Remember the rose Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with violin, xylophone, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25910 10-in. 12/20/1921 Weep no more, my mammy Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25944 10-in. 1/10/1922 Sing-a-loo Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with bassoon and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27032 10-in. 10/17/1922 Remember the rose John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28802 10-in. 10/29/1923 Midnight rose Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29880 10-in. 4/15/1924 Cheer up the old folks at home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-38045 10-in. 5/20/1927 Sugar Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with pipe organ lyricist  
Victor PBVE-50842 10-in. 4/19/1929 Sing a little love song Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBVE-50871 10-in. 4/28/1929 Hittin' the ceilin' Gus Arnheim ; Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-50963 10-in. 3/22/1929 Walking with Susie Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-50964 10-in. 3/22/1929 That's you, baby George Olsen and his Music ; Erwin Magee Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-50996 10-in. 4/1/1929 Breakaway Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-50997 10-in. 4/1/1929 Big city blues George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-51193 10-in. 4/19/1929 Hittin' the ceiling Burt Lorin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-51194 10-in. 4/19/1929 Sing a little love song Don Howard ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-51213 10-in. 4/10/1929 Christina Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-51689 10-in. 5/7/1929 That's you, baby Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-53911 10-in. 7/10/1929 Big city blues Grace Hayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 197 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mitchell, Sidney D.," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105892.

Mitchell, Sidney D.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105892.

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