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  
(Results 76-100 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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