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 76-100 of 192 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||77999||10-in.||8/15/1918||In 1960 you'll find Dixie looking just the same||Sterling Trio||Male vocal trio, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78004||10-in.||8/17/1918||You keep sending 'em over and we'll keep knocking 'em down||Arthur Fields||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78161||10-in.||10/25/1918||Would you rather be a colonel with an eagle on your shoulder or a private with a chicken on your knee?||Eugene Buckley||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78186||10-in.||11/21/1918||Mother, here's your boy!||Sterling Trio||Male vocal trio, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||78335||10-in.||3/4/1919||Rainy day blues||Adele Rowland||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78350||10-in.||3/15/1919||Heart-breaking baby doll||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||78386||10-in.||4/12/1919||Bluin' the blues||Al Bernard||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78574||10-in.||7/17/1919||In Miami||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||79656||10-in.||1/24/1921||Now I lay me down to sleep||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79714||10-in.||2/4/1921||Spanish Lou||Blossom Seeley||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79888||10-in.||6/14/1921||Saturday||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79897||10-in.||6/17/1921||Tenement rose||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||80019||10-in.||10/11/1921||Weep no more (my mammy)||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||80249||10-in.||3/17/1922||Oh sing-a-loo||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||80347||10-in.||5/12/1922||Cow bells||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||81114||10-in.||7/9/1923||Midnight rose||Charles Hart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||81379||10-in.||12/4/1923||More||The Original Memphis Five||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||81467||10-in.||1/9/1924||Ain't you ashamed?||Dolly Kay||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Columbia||49385||12-in.||4/28/1918||Mammy's chocolate soldier||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W144798||10-in.||9/27/1927||Sugar||Eddie Thomas’ Collegians ; Frank Harris||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148158||10-in.||4/2/1929||Walking with Susie||Detroiters ; Milt Shaw||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148159||10-in.||4/2/1929||Breakaway||Detroiters ; Milt Shaw||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148181||10-in.||4/5/1929||That's you, baby||Annette Hanshaw||Female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148182||10-in.||4/5/1929||Big city blues||Annette Hanshaw||Female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148217||10-in.||4/9/1929||In 1960 you'll find Dixie looking just the same||Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Cross||Female-male vocal duet, with guitar||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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