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 276-300 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick LAE440 10-in. 4/2/1929 I’m walking around in a dream Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick LAE451 10-in. 4/9/1929 I’m walking around in a dream Earl Burtnett ; Paul Gibbons ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick LAE456 10-in. Apr. 1929 I’m walkin’ around in a dream George Eckhardt Jr. Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Brunswick LAE477 10-in. 4/29/1929 I’m walkin’ around in a dream June Pursell Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick LAE513 10-in. 5/27/1929 I’m walkin’ around in a dream June Pursell Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer  
Brunswick LAE517 10-in. 6/5/1929 I’m walkin’ around in a dream Roy Fox ; June Pursell Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer  
Brunswick E25778-E25780 10-in. 12/27/1927 Call of Broadway Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E25780) lyricist  
Edison 7150 10-in. 2/6/1920 When my baby smiles at me Rachael Grant ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7170 10-in. 2/19/1920 Unlucky blues Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 8662 10-in. 11/10/1922 Bees' knees Atlantic Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9873 10-in. 11/25/1924 My baby's baby blue eyes Harry Raderman's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9939 10-in. 1/12/1925 Show me the way George Wilton Ballard ; Jack Stillman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 18122 10-in. 12/21/1927 Is everybody happy now? Yale Collegians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 18155 10-in. 1/5/1928 Is everybody happy now? Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca 38439 10-in. 8/27/1934 Jazznocracy Ted Lewis and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca 38440 10-in. 8/27/1934 White heat Ted Lewis and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca 38441 10-in. 8/27/1934 Two cigarettes in the dark Ted Lewis and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca 38442 10-in. 8/27/1934 Tonight is mine Ted Lewis and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca 38763 10-in. 10/1/1934 If I had a million dollars Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, leader  
Decca 38764 10-in. 10/1/1934 Pop goes your heart Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, leader  
Decca 38765 10-in. 10/1/1934 There's gonna be a wedding in the band Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, leader  
Decca 38766 10-in. 10/1/1934 Happiness ahead Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, leader  
Decca 38777 10-in. 10/2/1934 Sweetie pie Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, leader  
Decca 38778 10-in. 10/2/1934 My old flame Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, leader  
Decca 38779 10-in. 10/2/1934 Isn't it a shame? Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, leader  
(Results 276-300 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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