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 51-75 of 192 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-101453 10-in. 4/15/1936 At the Codfish Ball Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-101725 10-in. 5/6/1936 At the Codfish Ball Joyce Walsh Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-082 10-in. 8/31/1936 Magnolias in the moonlight Ruby Newman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-0417 10-in. 9/11/1936 Lost in my dreams George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-0544 10-in. 9/24/1936 You do the darndest things, baby Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-0545 10-in. 9/24/1936 It's love I'm after Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-0701 10-in. 9/17/1936 You do the darndest things, baby Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-0707 10-in. 9/18/1936 It's love I'm after Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-01192 10-in. 9/14/1936 Lost in my dreams Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-02704 10-in. 10/19/1936 You turned the tables on me Vernon Geyer Organ solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03239 10-in. 11/17/1936 You turned the tables on me Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03842 10-in. 12/24/1936 Who's afraid of love? Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03844 10-in. 12/24/1936 One in a million Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-06130 10-in. 3/4/1937 Seventh heaven George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-011732 10-in. 8/18/1937 My Swiss hilly billy Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-011874 10-in. 8/3/1937 My secret love affair Dorothy Goff ; Hod Williams Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-013201 10-in. 8/18/1937 Why talk about love? Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-019039 10-in. 3/4/1938 Happy ending Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021185 10-in. 3/18/1938 Moonshine over Kentucky Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-022484 10-in. 4/21/1938 Moonshine over Kentucky Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023481 10-in. 6/9/1938 Isn't it wonderful, isn't it swell Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-030773 10-in. 12/28/1938 Sugar Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-046090 10-in. 1/9/1940 Ain't you ashamed Gray Gordon ; Rita Ray ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 77929 10-in. 6/26/1918 Where have you been hiding all these years? Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77990 10-in. 8/13/1918 Where have you been hiding all these years? Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 51-75 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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