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 151-175 of 192 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick LAE587 10-in. 8/12/1929 Look what you’ve done to me Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LAE643 10-in. 10/25/1929 Look what you’ve done to me Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick LAE644 10-in. 10/29/1929 Look what you’ve done to me Earl Burtnett Biltmore Trio Male vocal trio, with saxophone, guitar, and piano lyricist  
Brunswick LAE655 10-in. 11/8/1929 Parade of the blues Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LAE656 10-in. 11/8/1929 Reach out for a rainbow Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29572 10-in. Apr. 1929 Walking with Susie Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29573 10-in. Apr. 1929 That’s you, baby! Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29599 10-in. Apr. 1929 Breakaway Arnold Johnson Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29684 10-in. 4/21/1929 That’s you, baby! Colonial Club Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29685 10-in. 4/21/1929 Walking with Susie Colonial Club Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29700 10-in. Apr. 1929 Big city blues Arnold Johnson Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29711 10-in. 4/19/1929 Sing a little love song Colonial Club Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E30073 10-in. June 1929 Sing a little love song Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick XE30690 12-in. 8/16/1929 Brunswick brevities program C, part 6 Colonial Club Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band; with male vocal solo ("That's you, baby") lyricist  
Brunswick E33990 10-in. Oct. 1930 Maybe it’s love Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E35750 10-in. 12/15/1930 Saturday Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E19847-E19849 10-in. 7/21/1926 Camille Park Lane Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick XE30688-XE30689 12-in. 8/16/1929 Fox Movietone follies : Medley Brunswick Salon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo' without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E31180-E31181 10-in. Oct. 1929 I came to you Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E31201-E31202 10-in. Oct. 1929 I could do it for you Herbert Gordon ; Hotel Ten Eyck Whispering Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E31896-E31897 10-in. Jan. 1930 A night of happiness Jack Denny ; Mount Royal Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Edison 6272 10-in. July 1918 Mammy's chocolate soldier boy Harmony Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6753 10-in. 4/29/1919 Heart-breaking baby doll Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 8125 10-in. 7/12/1921 Remember the rose Lewis James ; Betsy Lane Shepherd Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 9124 10-in. 8/25/1923 Midnight rose James C. Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 151-175 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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