Ted Lewis

Theodore Leopold Friedman (June 6, 1890 – August 25, 1971), known as Ted Lewis, was an American entertainer, bandleader, singer, and musician. He fronted a band and touring stage show that presented a combination of jazz, comedy, and nostalgia that was a hit with the American public before and after World War II. He was known by the moniker "Mr. Entertainment" or Ted "Is Everybody Happy?" Lewis. Lewis died of lung failure in August 1971.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 6th, 1890 (Circleville), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, vocalist, clarinet, composer, lyricist, songwriter, speaker, whistling

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 310 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20062 10-in. 6/4/1917 Slippery Hank Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-20063 10-in. 6/4/1917 Yah-de-dah Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-20502 10-in. 8/13/1917 Jazzin' around Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-20503 10-in. 8/13/1917 A coon band contest Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-20504 10-in. 8/13/1917 The old grey mare Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-20505 10-in. 8/13/1917 Beale Street blues Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-20549 10-in. 9/10/1917 Li'l Liza Jane Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-20550 10-in. 9/10/1917 Cotton blossoms Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-23737 10-in. 2/13/1920 Unlucky blues Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27247 10-in. 12/20/1922 Bees knees Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor C-30882 12-in. 10/3/1924 Toodles George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31189 10-in. 11/16/1924 Show me the way Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-32432 10-in. 4/15/1925 While we danced till dawn International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBVE-50857 10-in. 4/24/1929 Walkin' around in a dream Herman Kenin Orchestra ; Ted O'Hara Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-53013 10-in. 4/15/1931 When my baby smiles at me Band O’ Sunshine ; Sunny Clapp ; Tom Howell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-56166 10-in. 10/1/1929 I love you Robert Olsen Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-100557 10-in. 5/23/1936 Where there's you there's me Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Ted Lewis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-100558 10-in. 5/23/1936 Do you or don't you love me Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Ted Lewis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-102768 10-in. 6/21/1936 When my baby smiles at me Bob Pope Orchestra ; Nolan Canova Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 78623 10-in. 9/5/1919 Wond'ring Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 78624 10-in. 9/5/1919 Blues (My naughty sweetie gave me) Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 78826 10-in. 11/24/1919 "O" (Oh!) Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 78851 10-in. 12/9/1919 "O" (Oh!) Jack Kaufman ; Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 78887 10-in. 12/22/1919 When my baby smiles at me Fred Whitehouse Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78924 10-in. 1/12/1920 Bo-la-bo Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 1-25 of 310 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Ted," accessed August 15, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

Lewis, Ted. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

"Lewis, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 15 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786

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