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 26-50 of 192 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBVE-54475||10-in.||10/20/1929||A night of happiness||Jackie Taylor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||PBVE-54476||10-in.||10/21/1929||Sitting by the window||Jackie Taylor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||PBVE-54519||10-in.||11/24/1929||Mona||Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||PBVE-54866||10-in.||7/15/1930||Hooray for baby and me||Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-55675||10-in.||9/6/1929||Look what you've done to me||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-55676||10-in.||9/6/1929||Doing the boom boom||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-55862||10-in.||10/2/1929||I came to you||Henry Busse Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-57169||10-in.||11/25/1929||Look what you've done to me||Welcome Lewis||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-63617||10-in.||9/3/1930||Maybe it's love||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-64055||10-in.||12/17/1930||To whom it may concern||Lois Deppe ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-64631||10-in.||1/2/1931||To whom it may concern||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-64829||10-in.||12/12/1930||To whom it may concern||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-67751||10-in.||1/2/1931||To whom it may concern||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Trio||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-77020||10-in.||9/22/1933||Good-bye love||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-80271||10-in.||2/15/1934||Let's put two and two together||Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Bob Hanon ; Harry Sosnik||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-83350||10-in.||6/29/1934||There's nothing else to do in Na-la-ka-mo-ka-lu||Johnny Hauser ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-83391||10-in.||7/18/1934||There's nothing else to do in Ma-la-ka-mo-ka-lu||Central Park Casino Orchestra ; Ernie Holst||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-94697||10-in.||2/13/1936||Early bird||Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Bob Pope||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||PBS-97627||10-in.||7/21/1936||Follow your heart||Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||PBS-97710||10-in.||8/13/1936||You turned the tables on me||Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Helen Ward||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-99083||10-in.||2/13/1936||A melody from the sky||Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Pete Woolery||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-99772||10-in.||3/12/1936||A melody from the sky||Mezz Mezzrow Swing Band ; Lucille Steward||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-99973||10-in.||4/9/1936||All my life||Taft Jordan ; Willie Bryant Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-100397||10-in.||4/23/1936||All my life||Benny Goodman Trio||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-101189||10-in.||4/8/1936||All my life||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mitchell, Sidney D.," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105892.
Mitchell, Sidney D.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105892.
"Mitchell, Sidney D.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.
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