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  
(Results 126-150 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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