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|
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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