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  
(Results 26-50 of 192 records)

Citation

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.

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