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 251-275 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152361 10-in. 1/31/1933 There's a ring around my rainbow Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152362 10-in. 1/31/1933 Buy American (And good times will come thru') Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152363 10-in. 2/1/1933 Have you ever been lonely? Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152364 10-in. 2/1/1933 All aboard for dreamland, baby (Kiss mama and papa good-night) Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152365 10-in. 2/1/1933 Try a little tenderness Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152393 10-in. 4/19/1933 The gold diggers' song Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152394 10-in. 4/19/1933 Moonlight millionaires Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152399 10-in. 4/19/1933 In a garden in old Kalua Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152400 10-in. 5/2/1933 Stormy weather Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152401 10-in. 5/2/1933 It's Sunday down in Caroline Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152402 10-in. 5/2/1933 An old, old man with an old, old pipe Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W152420 10-in. 6/22/1933 Lazybones Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W152421 10-in. 6/22/1933 Zombie Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W152422 10-in. 6/22/1933 In the vine covered church 'way back home Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W152423 10-in. 6/22/1933 Rhythm Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W152453 10-in. 7/28/1933 Ten thousand years ago Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble leader  
Columbia W152454 10-in. 7/28/1933 Here you come with love Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W152455 10-in. 7/28/1933 Little locket of long ago Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh o-8198 10-in. ca. Sept. 1921 Maybe (I'm coming back to you) Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70950 10-in. Oct. 1922 Bee's knees Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-73126 10-in. Jan. 1925 Show me the way Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-73240 10-in. 3/16/1925 While we danced till dawn Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 9645 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Bees' knees Oriole Terrace Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C4706 10-in. 11/5/1929 I love you Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick C1466-C1467 10-in. 1/13/1928 There’s no end to my love for you Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
(Results 251-275 of 317 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Ted," accessed January 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

Lewis, Ted. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

"Lewis, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 January 2021.

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