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 176-192 of 192 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 10353 10-in. 5/5/1925 A kiss from you Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 10415 10-in. 6/1/1925 That's why you're Mary mine Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 11193 10-in. 9/13/1926 No one knows (But the red, red rose) Ernest Davis Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 11201 10-in. 9/16/1926 Camille Marguerite Ringo ; Walter Scanlan Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 19228 10-in. 5/31/1929 Sing a little love song Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 19242 10-in. 6/7/1929 Walking with Susie Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players ; The Rollickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison 19243 10-in. 6/7/1929 Breakaway Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players ; The Rollickers [Edison] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
Edison 19253 10-in. 6/14/1929 That's you, baby Phil Dewey Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 19292 10-in. 7/12/1929 That's you, baby Billy Murray ; Gladys Rice Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-932 10-in. 5/31/1929 Sing a little love song Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-947 10-in. 6/7/1929 Walking with Susie Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players ; The Rollickers [Edison] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison N-948 10-in. 6/7/1929 Breakaway Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players ; The Rollickers [Edison] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
Edison N-958 10-in. 6/14/1929 That's you, baby Phil Dewey Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-986 10-in. 6/27/1929 Hittin' the ceiling Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison N-995 10-in. 7/2/1929 Breakaway Melville Morris ; J. Donald Parker ; Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison N-1018 10-in. 7/12/1929 That's you, baby Billy Murray ; Gladys Rice Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E3482-E3484 10-in. 7/22/1926 Camille The Ambassadors Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 176-192 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.

"Mitchell, Sidney D.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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