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 101-125 of 192 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 148429 10-in. 4/11/1929 Breakaway Lou Gold Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148430 10-in. 4/11/1929 Walking with Susie Lou Gold Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148431 10-in. 4/11/1929 That's you, baby Lou Gold Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148467 10-in. 4/22/1929 Christina Columbians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 1-3); jazz/dance band (takes 1X and 2X) songwriter  
Columbia 148505 10-in. 5/10/1929 Hittin' the ceiling Tom Frawley ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148518 10-in. 5/13/1929 Hittin' the ceiling Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia W148519 10-in. 5/13/1929 Sing a little love song Johnny Morris ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]148521 10-in. 5/13/1929 Sing a little love song Jack Carney ; Tom Clines and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148606 10-in. 5/21/1929 Anything to hold your baby George Kay ; Original Indiana Five ; Tom Morton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with jazz/dance quintet and male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 148643 10-in. 5/28/1929 That's you, baby Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148820 10-in. 7/17/1929 Sing a little love song Maurice J. Gunsky Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149051 10-in. 9/25/1929 I came to you The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149156 10-in. 10/18/1929 Look what you've done to me Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W149169 10-in. 10/22/1929 I came to you Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 149602 10-in. 12/17/1929 Look what you've done to me Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149759 10-in. 1/14/1930 Sitting by the window The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W149760 10-in. 1/14/1930 Mona The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150784 10-in. 9/11/1930 Maybe it's love Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]150808 10-in. 9/16/1930 Maybe it's love Lloyd Keating and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]150835 10-in. 9/23/1930 Maybe it's love Kate Smith Female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150940 10-in. 11/6/1930 To whom it may concern Art Gillham Male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]151113 10-in. 12/13/1930 To whom it may concern Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W151147 10-in. 1/6/1931 To whom it may concern Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]151158 10-in. 12/17/1930 To whom it may concern Jack Miller Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W110649 10-in. approximately April 1929 Krystyna Marek Windheim Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 101-125 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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