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 126-150 of 192 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||319||10-in.||approximately Aug. 1918||Mammy's chocolate soldier||Harvey Hindermyer||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||408||10-in.||ca. Oct. 1918||Would you rather be a colonel (With an eagle on your shoulder or a private with a chicken on your knee)||Arthur Fields||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||621||10-in.||ca. Mar. 1919||Heart-breaking baby doll||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-7780||10-in.||Feb. 1921||Now I lay me down to sleep||Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-72482||10-in.||1924||Tell me radio||Earl Rickard||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||8511||10-in.||Jan. 1924||She wouldn't do (What I asked her to)||Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis ; Jack Ford||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-70354||10-in.||12/7/1921||Weep no more (My mammy)||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-70796||10-in.||Aug. 1922||Cow bells||Billy Jones||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-72121||10-in.||11/26/1923||More||Ace Brigode ; Ten Virginians||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W401826||10-in.||4/24/1929||Walking with Susie||Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W401827||10-in.||4/24/1929||That's you, baby!||Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|OKeh||W401995||10-in.||5/31/1929||Hittin' the ceiling||Smith Ballew Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W401996||10-in.||5/31/1929||Sing a little love song||Smith Ballew Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W403283||10-in.||11/19/1929||Look what you've done to me||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W403284||10-in.||11/20/1929||Sitting by the window||Lew Bray||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W403770||10-in.||2/25/1930||Mona||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||[OK cat 1114-A]||10-in.||approximately 1918||You keep sending 'em over||Bert Harvey||Male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||3107||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1919||In Miami||Arthur Fields||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||7705||10-in.||approximately Mar. 1922||Remember the rose||Dorothy Jardon||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||5588-5589||10-in.||approximately May 1921||Now I lay me down to sleep||James Lynch ; James J. Sheridan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||8948-8950||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1922||My Dixie||White Way Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29712||10-in.||4/19/1929||Hittin’ the ceiling||Colonial Club Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C3873½||10-in.||July 1929||That’s you, baby||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C7102||10-in.||Dec. 1930||To whom it may concern (A quien concierna)||Ben Bernie Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||LTR213||10-in.||9/5/1929||Used to you||Hazel Warner||Female vocal solo||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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