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 August 25th, 1971 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1941

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

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W150855 10-in. 10/3/1930 Homemade sunshine Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150856 10-in. 10/3/1930 Laughing at life Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151196 10-in. 1/12/1931 Headin' for better times Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151197 10-in. 1/12/1931 At last I'm happy Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151206 10-in. 1/13/1931 Just a gigolo Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151306 10-in. 2/13/1931 Truly I love you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet leader  
Columbia W151395 10-in. 3/5/1931 Egyptian-Ella Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151396 10-in. 3/5/1931 I'm crazy 'bout my baby (And my baby's crazy 'bout me Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W151397 10-in. 3/6/1931 Dallas blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W151398 10-in. 3/6/1931 Royal Garden blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W151513 10-in. 4/13/1931 Dip your brush in the sunshine (And keep on painting away) Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151514 10-in. 4/13/1931 One more time Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151517 10-in. 4/15/1931 Ho hum! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151518 10-in. 4/15/1931 The little old church in the valley Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151662 10-in. 7/1/1931 I'm all dressed up with a broken heart Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with recitation and male vocal trio leader, speaker  
Columbia W151663 10-in. 7/1/1931 I love you in the same sweet way Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with recitation and male vocal trio leader, speaker  
Columbia W151864 10-in. 10/26/1931 Old playmate Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151865 10-in. 10/27/1931 An ev'ning in Caroline Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152136 10-in. 3/15/1932 My woman! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152137 10-in. 3/15/1932 In a shanty in old Shanty Town Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152140 10-in. 3/16/1932 Sweet Sue—just you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152141 10-in. 3/16/1932 Somebody loves you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152322 10-in. 11/28/1932 I'm sure of everything but you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152323 10-in. 11/28/1932 Play fiddle play Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152360 10-in. 1/31/1933 There's a new day comin' Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble leader  
(Results 226-250 of 317 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Ted," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

Lewis, Ted. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

"Lewis, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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