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 189 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||lyricist|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mitchell, Sidney D.," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105892.
Mitchell, Sidney D.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105892.
"Mitchell, Sidney D.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.
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